The young bass had his first stage experiences at the Bavarian Theatre Academy and at the Bavarian State Opera’s operatic studio, where he was a member fo the ensemble from 2012 to 2016. It was in in Munich where he was able to showcase his extraordinary dramatic talents in many different roles such as Don Fernando (Fidelio), Masetto (Don Giovanni), The Speaker (The Magic Flute), Sylvano (La Calisto), Zuniga (Carmen), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), Publio (The Clemency of Titus), Caronte (L’Orfeo), Nachtigall (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Albert (La Juive), or Osman (Les Indes galantes). 

But it is not just Munich where Tareq Nazmi’s name is renowned. In summer 2015, René Jacobs conducted Mozart’s Don Giovanni on an acclaimed tour with Freiburg’s Baroque Orchestra with concerts in Barcelona, Shanghai, Beijing and Paris, and invited Tareq Nazmi to sing the parts of Il Commendatore and Masetto, following the practice of the opera’s premiere. In 2016, Don Giovanni again played a central role in Tareq Nazmi’s repertoire; he made his debut at Cologne’s Opera House as Leporello under François-Xavier Roth and at the end of the year he appeared in a new production of Don Giovanni at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Two further role- and venue debuts took Tareq Nazmi to Komische Oper Berlin for Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and to St Gallen where he starred in a new production of Nabucco as Zaccaria, venturing into the Verdi repertoire for the first time. At the Grafenegg Festival and the Philharmonie Cologne, Tareq Nazmi appeared in the title role in the rarely-performed Thamos, King of Egypt.

When it comes to concerts, Tareq Nazmi possesses a particularly broad repertoire, ranging from Bach to Beethoven, from Haydn to Brahms and from Mozart to Dvořák. Important career highlights include his debut with the Washington National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach, with whom he also performed in concerts with the WDR Symphony Orchestra at the Philharmonie Cologne, his debut with the Orchestre de Paris and Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust under Daniel Harding, Brahms’ Requiem in San Sebastian under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Mozart’s Requiem under Manfred Honeck with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin. Tareq Nazmi has a close artistic relationship with Enoch zu Guttenberg, with whom he toured Canada and the US and could be heard at Munich’s Prince Regent Theatre as Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute . a production that was recorded on DVD and released by Farao in June 2016. With the rarely-played Mozart concert arias for bass, Tareq Nazmi made an acclaimed debut under Constantinos Carydis at the 2016 Salzburg Festival.

In the 2017/18 season Tareq Nazmi is touring Europe twice - with Beethoven´s Leonore under the baton of René Jacobs and concerts in Athens, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris and a second time with Thomas Hengelbrock and Haydn´s Creation with concerts in Luxembourg, Hannover, Baden-Baden and Dortmund. Later in the season Tareq debuts as Bottom in Britten´s A Midsummer Night´s Dream at the Theater an der Wien. Further highlights include Beethoven´s 9th Symphony at the Tonhalle Zurich, Mozart´s Requiem at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg or Schmidt´s Book with the Seven Seals in Copenhagen.

Recitals are becoming ever more common in Tareq Nazmi’s calendar. So far, he could be heard in recitals with Gerold Huber in Munich, Lambach and Ingolstadt, at the Schubertiade Hohenems and at London’s Wigmore Hall.

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