Michael Nagy, a baritone with Hungarian roots, received his first musical training at the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir, studied singing with Rudolf Piernay, conducting under Klaus Arp and song interpretation with Irwin Gage. His international career took off in 2004 when he won the ’International Art Song Competition’ in Stuttgart.
The baritone was an ensemble member of the Komische Oper Berlin before moving on to Frankfurt Opera, where he developed his repertoire in leading roles. He appeared as a guest at the Oslo Opera House, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Zurich Opera House and the Bayreuth Festival, among others. At the Baden-Baden Easter Festival Nagy gave his role debut as Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) in Mariusz Treliński’s new production, under Sir Simon Rattle.
Michael Nagy is highly demanded as a concert and oratorio singer around the globe. He appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Salzburg Festival. Manfred Honeck, Christoph Eschenbach and Daniel Harding are among the musical partners for his widespread concert repertoire. Together with Gerold Huber at the piano, Michael Nagy performs recitals regularly.