Bass Tareq Nazmi gathered first stage experience at the Bavarian State Opera’s Opera Studio and later on as a member of the Opera´s Ensemble where he could be heard in various roles including Masetto, Speaker, Truffaldino, Publio or Osman in Les Indes galantes.

In the 2019/20 season Tareq will make his debut as Colline at the Metropolitan Opera and can be heard in a staged production of Verdi´s Messa da Requiemat Hamburg State Opera as well as in a new staging of Beethoven´sFidelioby Mateja Koležnik at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus with Kirill Petrenko conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. On the concert stage, he will appear under the baton of Manfred Honeck in Haydn´s The Creationwith Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, tour the US and Europe with Beethoven´s 9thSymphonyunder Sir John Eliot Gardiner and sing alongside Christian Gerhaher in Schumann´s Scenes from Goethe´s Faustat  the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. 

Highlights of previous seasons include his role debuts as Filippo in Verdi´s Don Carloat Theater St. Gallen and as Banco in Verdi´s Macbethin Antwerp, Haydn´s Missa in tempore belli with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, a concert tour under the baton of Teodor Currentzis with Verdi´s Messa da Requiemand Beethoven´s Missa Solemnisunder Kirill Petrenko in Munich. In the 2017/18 season he starred as Bottom in Britten´s A Midsummer Night´s Dreamin a new staging by Damiano Michielettoat the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, in Verdi´s Requiemat the Tonhalle Zurich under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and as Zaccaria in Verdi´s Nabucco at Theater St. Gallen, venturing into Verdi repertoire for the first time.

Tareq Nazmi´s particularly broad concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Mozart and Dvořák. Recitals, too, are becoming ever more common in his calendar. So far, he had recitals with pianist Gerold Huber in Munich, Cologne, Ingolstadt, at Schubertiade Hohenems and at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall in October 2018.

Furthermore he has worked with Washington National Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach,the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding,performed in Brahms’ Requiemin San Sebastian under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and was soloist in Mozart’s Requiemwith the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under Manfred Honeck in Berlin. Furthermore, he made his acclaimed debut under Constantinos Carydis at the Salzburg Festival in 2016 where he returned as Speaker in Mozart´s Magic Flutein 2018.

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