Born in Stuttgart, Michael Nagy, a baritone with Hungarian roots, received his first musical training at the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir, and later studied singing, Lied interpretation and conducting with Rudolf Piernay, Irwin Gage and Klaus Arp in Mannheim and Saarbrücken. He enhanced his education by attending master classes held by Charles Spencer, Rudolf Piernay and Cornelius Reid.

Michael Nagy was initially an ensemble member of the Komische Oper Berlin before moving on to Frankfurt Opera, where he was able to develop a wide repertoire of leading roles such as Papageno (The Magic Flute), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), The Count (The Marriage of Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Valentin (Faust), Prince Yeletsky (Pique Dame), Marcello (La Bohème), Albert (Werther), Frank/Fritz (Die tote Stadt), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Jason (Reimann: Medea) and the title role in Britten’s Owen Wingrave among others. He remains associated with both houses, he returned to Frankfurt to perform Spielmann (Humperdinck: Die Königskinder) and, most recently, to Berlin as Count Tamare in Schreker’s  Die Gezeichneten.

Meanwhile, the baritone is not only at home on the world’s important stages, he also keeps developing his vocal fach continuously,  now including Wolfram (Tannhäuser) at the Bayreuth Festival, Hans Heiling in H. Marschner’s eponymous opera at the Theater an der Wien, Stolzius in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten in Munich under Kirill Petrenko (hailed as the ’Opera Production of the Year 2014’) and Kurwenal (Tristan and Isolde) with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Baden-Baden and Berlin under Sir Simon Rattle, as well as the title roles in Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero and Andreas Lorenzo Scartazzini’s Edward II  in Berlin.

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