Sunday, January 20, 2008
Michael Nagy began his musical training with the Stuttgart Hymnus Chorknaben. He was awarded the Second Prize and the Schubert Prize at the International Schubert Competition in Graz. In 2004, together with the pianist Juliane Ruf, he won the International Lied Competition held by the Stuttgart Hugo Wolf Akademy, which led to a TV production at the Stuttgart SWR as well as an invitation to the Bonn Beethovenfest.
After guest contracts with the Stuttgart and Mannheim opera houses, Michael Nagy was an ensemble member of the Berlin Komische Oper from 2004 to 2006, where he performed the barihunk role of Papageno (Zauberflöte), Sid (Albert Herring), Count (Le Nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus).
At the beginning of last season he moved to the permanent ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera, where, apart from Papageno and Count, he sang his role debuts as Hans Scholl (Die Weiße Rose), Silvano (A Masked Ball) and Wolfram (Tannhäuser). During the current season, he will be seen on stage in reproductions of Figaro, Faust, Pique Dame, Il Viaggio à Reims as well as in the new staging of Così fan tutte by Christof Loy. In 2010, he will appear as Graf Luna (Palestrina) at the Bavarian State Opera Munich for the first time.
This summer, barihunk fans on the West Coast can enjoy Nagy singing Bach at the Oregon Bach Festival.