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Georg Nigl

  • Baritone


Georg Nigl: The capacity to lend certain roles their distinctive vocal and expressive character are largely determining for Georg Nigl’s presence on major opera stages like the Milan Scala, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, the Bavarian State Opera, the Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, the am het Muziektheater Amsterdam, the Salzburg Festival, the Festival Aix-en-Provence, and the Vienna Festival.

Georg Nigl gained special recognition for the interpretation of new operatic roles, in numerous premiere performances and with pieces composed for him by Pascal Dusapin, Wolfgang Rihm, Friedrich Cerha, Georg Friedrich Haas, Olga Neuwirth, Salvatore Sciarrino, Wolfgang Mitterer, and Peter Eötvös. On the opera stage, Georg Nigl collaborates regularly with many notable directors such as Andrea Breth, Sasha Waltz, Jürgen Flimm, Pierre Audi, Dimitri Tschernjakov, Stéphane Braunschweig, Calixto Bieito, Frank Castorf, and Peter Mussbach. In the opera and in concert, he sings under the guidance of renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Daniele Gatti, Ingo Metzmacher, Michael Boder, Franck Ollu, Theodor Currentzis, Daniel Harding, Adam Fischer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Thomas Hengelbrock, and Jordi Savall.

Labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, ECM, col legno, Passacaille, Naxos, and Naive have produced numerous of his radio and TV as well as DVD and CD recordings. Highlights of the upcoming season will be the continuation of the cycle at the Vienna Konzerthaus with performances of the Bach cantatas together with Luca Pianca and his Ensemble Claudiana and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Lieder recitals with his musical partners Andreas Staier, Tzimon Barto, and Alexander Melnikov. Wolfgang Rihm’s Dionysos and Alban Berg’s Wozzeck and Lulu at the Berlin State Opera, Wozzeck at the Munich State Opera. Premiere performances of Friedrich Cerha and the Song Cycle O Mensch! dedicated to him by Pascal Dusapin in a staged performance at Bouffes du Nord Paris.