Born in Stuttgart with Hungarian roots, baritone Michael Nagy began his musical career with the Stuttgart Hymnus-Chorknaben and went on to study voice, song interpretation and conducting with Rudolf Piernay, Irwin Gage and Klaus Arp in Mannheim and Saarbrücken. He received many important artistic impulses through masterclasses with Charles Spencer, Cornelius Reid, and Rudolf Piernay, with whom he still works today.

A former member of the ensembles of both the Komische Oper Berlin and the Oper Frankfurt, he was able to expand his repertoire at both houses to include important roles such as Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Valentin (Faust), Jeletzki (Queen of Spades), Marcello (La Bohème), Albert (Werther), Frank/Fritz (The Dead City), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), as well as the title role in Britten's Owen Wingrave or Jason in Reimann's Medea.

The artist has continued to develop his professional skills on important stages around the world through performances of Wolfram in Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival, Hans Heiling in H. Marschner's opera of the same name at the Theater an der Wien, Stolzius in Zimmermann's Die Soldaten (under K. Petrenko at the Bavarian State Opera), Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) in Baden-Baden and Berlin under Simon Rattle, Dallapiccola's Il Prigionieroin Hamburg, and the world premiere of Scartazzini's opera Edward II in Berlin. The 2020/2021 season opens with Michael Nagy at the Bavarian State Opera as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte under Jordan de Souza. This is followed by a new production of Walter Braunfel's opera Die Vögel in the role of Ratefreund directed by Frank Castorf and conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, as well as the role of Dr. Falke in performances of J.Strauß’ Die Fledermaus. At the Théatre du Capitole in Toulouse he sings the part of Conte in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and at the Grand Théatre de Genève he makes his role debut as Alfredo Germont in Verdi's La Traviata.

Michael Nagy is also in demand worldwide on the concert and oratorio platforms. Engagements have taken him to internationally renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, BR Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestre de Paris, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and to numerous festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein and Rheingau Festivals, the Salzburg Festival, the Tanglewood Festival (USA), and Grafenegg and San Sebastian. A tour with Brahms' 'Ein Deutsches Requiem' under Thomas Hengelbrock will take him to Hamburg, Bremen, Freiburg, Madrid, Barcelona, Dortmund, Brussels and Paris. In Copenhagen Michael Nagy will sing Haydn's Schöpfung under Adam Fischer and in Frankfurt he will perform the role of Faust in Robert Schumann's Szenen aus Goethes Faust. The world premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino's work Piogge diverse planned for performance in Dresden has unfortunately been postponed for the time being.

Recitals and chamber music are of special interest to Michael Nagy. Most recently he had the pleasure to sing in two socially distanced (due to Corona) projects on the stage of the Bavarian State Opera, firstly performing songs by Wolf and Strauss, and secondly performing the Jedermann-Monologe by Frank Martin, as well as in the BR, singing songs by F. Schubert.

Further information can be found on the artist's personal website

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