Nathan Vale

Nathan Vale

Tenor

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«"Nathan Vale iMMEDIATELY SHOWED THAT THERE IS A NEW TENOR WHO CAN COPE WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE MOST FLORID BAROQUE WRITING, ACT CONVINCINGLY AT THE SAME TIME, AND CONVEY A WIDE RANGE OF MOODS BY REFINED COLOURINGS IN HIS VOICE. Star is born"»
The Spectator (2018)
«"Casting of the evangelist is always crucial and in nathan vale they struck gold, this young tenor sings with wonderful expressive clarity, and his narrative breathed searing immediacy into the tragic events"»
The independant (2018)
«"nathan vale brings pathos as well as beauty of timbre. a potential star"»
the stage (2018)
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoTito
2012Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraBelfiore
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Geharnischte (1st Armoured Man)
2011Handel: RodelindaGrimoaldo
2010Britten: The Rape of LucretiaMale Chorus
2009Handel: AriodanteLurcanio
2009Handel: AlcinaOronte
2008Handel: PartenopeEmilio
2008Sullivan: The MikadoNanki-poo
2007Handel: PoroAlessandro
2006Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaNerone

Bio


One of the finest baroque tenors of his generation, Nathan Vale won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2006 London Handel Singing Competition. He attended the Royal College of music where he studied with Ryland Davies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School and was awarded an Independent Opera Scholarship to the National Opera Studio, where he was supported by English National Opera, the Nicholas John Trust, and the Elmley Foundation.



With the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, he has sung the Christmas Oratorio conducted by Harry Christophers and Arias St John Passion conducted by Paul Goodwin and with the RAI Symphony Orchestra, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and Theory/Arithmetic L’enfant et les sortileges conducted by Jeffrey Tate. Other highlights include Evangelist St Matthew Passion with the London Handel Society conducted by Laurence Cummings, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at the Hong Kong Festival, and with the Orchestra Sinfonica Milano, Handel Messiah conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

His operatic engagements have included Lurcanio Ariodante for the Bolshoi, Belfiore La finta giardiniera for Luxembourg Opera, First Armed Man/First Priest Magic Flute for ENO, Oronte Alcina and Lurcanio Ariodante for English Touring Opera, First Prisoner Fidelio for the Glyndebourne Festival, Grimoaldo Rodelinda for Iford Opera, and Mr Buchanan in a revival of The Opera Group’s award winning production of Street Scene.

Current and recent engagements include; Evangelist St John Passion (fully staged) Teatro Massimo Palermo, Evangelist St Matthew Passion with the London Handel Festival Orchestra and for Kamerata Copenhagen, roles in a the newly commissioned To See the Invisible by Emily Howard at the Aldeburgh Festival and a new commission by Richard Baker for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Parsifal Esquire I 1 week Royal Opera House 2018
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Evangelist 2018
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Evangelist Camerata Copenhagen 2018
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Evangelist London Handel Festival 2018
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Tito 1 week 2017

Awards

1st prize - London handel singing competition
2018
audience prize - london handel singing competition
2018