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 could be heard in numerous roles such as Minister (Fidelio), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Speaker (The Magic Flute), Silvano (La Calisto), Zuniga (Carmen), Truffaldin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Caronte (L'Orfeo), Night Watchman (Meistersinger), Albert (La Juive) or Osman (Les Indes Galantes).

The 2021/22 season opens with Tareq Nazmi´s debut at the Lyric Opera in Chicago as Sarastro. This will be followed by concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and a return to the Bavarian State Opera as Banco in Verdi's Macbeth. In addition, Tareq Nazmi will make his role debut as King Heinrich (Lohengrin) in a concert performance at the Tokyo Spring Festival. 

Among the most important engagements of past seasons are his role debut as Filippo II in Verdi's Don Carlo at the Theater St. Gallen, his role debut as Banco at the Antwerp Opera, a tour with Verdi's Messa da Requiem under the musical direction of Teodor Currentzis or Beethoven's Missa solemnis in Munich under Kirill Petrenko. Tareq Nazmi also toured Europe as Pope Clement VII in Benvenuto Cellini under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. In 2018, he sang the Bottom in Damiano Michieletto's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Theater an der Wien and was heard at the Salzburg Festival as the Speaker in a new production of The Magic Flute with the Vienna Philharmonic under Constantinos Carydis. In 2017, he made his St. Gallen debut as Zaccaria in Verdi's Nabucco.

Debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Metropolitan Opera as well as his debut as Sarastro at the Salzburg Festival all fell victim to the worldwide Corona crisis.  

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, the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble under Thomas Hengelbrock or the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Constantinos Carydis.

As a lied singer, Tareq Nazmi could most recently be heard together with Gerold Huber at the Schubertiade Hohenems, in Munich, Cologne and at London's Wigmore Hall, and lied recitals are also planned for the 2021/22 season.

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