Bass Tareq Nazmi studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Edith Wiens and Christian Gerhaher and privately with Hartmut Elbert. First as a participant in the Opera Studio, then as an ensemble member of the Bavarian State Opera, he appeared there in numerous roles such as Minister (Fidelio), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Speaker (Magic Flute), Silvano (La Calisto), Zuniga (Carmen), Truffaldin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Caronte (L'Orfeo), Nachtwächter (Meistersinger) or Osman (Les Indes Galantes).

In the 2022/23 season, Tareq Nazmi is expecting his role debut as Gurnemanz (Parsifal) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as well as his house debut at the Vienna State Opera as König Heinrich (Lohengrin). He will also be heard as Hunding in a concert Ring under the baton of Marek Janowski in Dresden. Later in the season, he will return to the Bavarian State Opera as Sarastro and appear at the Salzburg Mozart Week with Daniel Barenboim conducting, with the Musikkollegium Winterthur and Roberto Gonzales-Monjas or the NDR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck. 

Highlights of past seasons include his role debuts as Filippo II in Verdi's Don Carlo at the Theater St. Gallen, as Banco in Verdi's Macbeth at Antwerp Opera and as König Heinrich in a concert performance at the Tokyo Spring Festival, as well as Sarastro in Mozart's Magic Flute at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, a tour of Verdi's Messa da Requiem under the musical direction of Teodor Currentzis, Verdi's Messa da Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic under Daniel Barenboim or Beethoven's Missa solemnis in Munich under Kirill Petrenko. In 2018, Tareq Nazmi was heard as the narrator in a new production of The Magic Flute with the Vienna Philharmonic under Constantinos Carydis at the Salzburg Festival, where he returned to in the summer of 2022, this time as Sarastro. I 

As a sought-after concert soloist, Tareq Nazmi has a broad repertoire ranging from Bach to Beethoven, from Haydn to Brahms and from Mozart to Dvorak. He has worked with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Harding, the Orquestra Gulbenkian under Alain Altinoglu, the WDR Sinfonieorcher under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin under Manfred Honeck or the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble under Thomas Hengelbrock.

As a lied singer, Tareq Nazmi could most recently be heard together with Gerold Huber at the Schubertiade Hohenems, in Munich, Cologne or at London's Wigmore Hall. In 2023, he will perform Schubert's Winterreisein Tokyo.

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