Artists biographies
Michael Nagy

Michael Nagy, a baritone with Hungarian roots, was initially an ensemble member of the Komische Oper Berlin before moving on to Frankfurt Opera, where he was able to develop his repertoire in leading roles. Between 2011 and 2013 he sang Wolfram at the Bayreuth Festival. He appeared as a guest at Oslo Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at Zurich Opera House and Theater an der Wien, among others.

In 2014 Michael Nagy made his debut as Eugene Onegin at the Grand Théatre de Genève. In Munich he had outstanding success as Stolzius in Andreas Kriegenburg’s new staging of Zimmermann’s ‘Die Soldaten’ under Kirill Petrenko, hailed as Opera Production of the Year 2014. The 2015/16 season saw him in three further role debuts: Marschners ‘Hans Heiling’ in Wien, Kurwenal in ‘Tristan und Isolde’ at Baden-Baden Easter Festival, and the title role in Luigi Dallapiccola’s ‘Il Prigioniero’ under Thomas Hengelbrock. 2016/17 he will sing ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ in Zurich, ‘La Bohème’, ‘Così fan tutte’ and ‘The Magic Flute’ in Munich. Moreover, he will perform the title role in the world premiere of Andreas Lorenzo Scartazzini’s new work ‘Edward II’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Michael Nagy is highly in demand as a concert and oratorio singer around the globe. Manfred Honeck, Ádám Fischer, Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Christoph von Dohnányi, Philippe Herreweghe and Daniele Gatti are among the musical partners for his widespread concert repertoire. Together with Gerold Huber at the piano, Michael Nagy performs recitals regularly.

Michael Nagy received his first musical training at the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir, and later studied singing and conducting in Mannheim, as well as song interpretation in Saarbrücken. He enhanced his education by attending master classes held by Charles Spencer, Rudolf Piernay and Cornelius Reid. His international career took off in 2004 when he won the International Art Song Competition hosted by the Hugo-Wolf-Akademie in Stuttgart.

Foto: Monika Höfler Foto: Monika Höfler

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017