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Georg
Nigl

baritone

Georg Nigl’s musical career began as a soprano soloist with the Wiener Sängerknaben. His studies with operatic soprano Hilde Zadek gave him further important inspiration for his forthcoming career.

The Austrian baritone has sung at the festivals of Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence and important opera houses such as the Scala in Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Staatsoper Unter der Linden in Berlin. In 2011, Georg Nigl sang in a production of Rihm’s Dionysos at the Dutch National Opera.

Recent highlights include Papageno in Mozart’s Zauberflöte at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the world premiere of Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, and his acclaimed interpretation of Pilate in Bach’s St John Passion under Sir Simon Rattle in Peter Sellars’ legendary staging and on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Nigl has won special recognition by performing and initiating new works by artists such as Friedrich Cerha, Pascal Dusapin, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Mitterer, Olga Neuwirth and Wolfgang Rihm. Opernwelt magazine named him ‘Singer of the Year 2015’ for his interpretation of Rihm’s Lenz. In recital venues he frequently performs with Alexander Melnikov, Andreas Staier and Gérard Wyss.

In the 2020/21 season, Georg Nigl makes his first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest.

Georg Nigl’s musical career began as a soprano soloist with the Wiener Sängerknaben. His studies with operatic soprano Hilde Zadek gave him further important inspiration for his forthcoming career.

The Austrian baritone has sung at the festivals of Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence and important opera houses such as the Scala in Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Staatsoper Unter der Linden in Berlin. In 2011, Georg Nigl sang in a production of Rihm’s Dionysos at the Dutch National Opera.

Recent highlights include Papageno in Mozart’s Zauberflöte at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the world premiere of Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, and his acclaimed interpretation of Pilate in Bach’s St John Passion under Sir Simon Rattle in Peter Sellars’ legendary staging and on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Nigl has won special recognition by performing and initiating new works by artists such as Friedrich Cerha, Pascal Dusapin, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Mitterer, Olga Neuwirth and Wolfgang Rihm. Opernwelt magazine named him ‘Singer of the Year 2015’ for his interpretation of Rihm’s Lenz. In recital venues he frequently performs with Alexander Melnikov, Andreas Staier and Gérard Wyss.

In the 2020/21 season, Georg Nigl makes his first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest.