Georg Nigl

Georg Nigl © Anita Schmid

Georg Nigl is one of the most celebrated baritones worldwide.

He has performed at all the important opera houses as well as at the most renowned festivals.

He has collaborated with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Teodor Currentzis, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Kent Nagano and Kirill Petrenko and with directors such as Andrea Breth, Romeo Castellucci, Frank Castorf, Hans Neuenfels, Johan Simons,  Dmitri  Tcherniakov,  and  Sasha Waltz.

Georg Nigl has won special recognition not only by performing numerous world premieres, but also by serving as an inspiration for or taking part in initiating the creation of compositions and publications by artists such as Friedrich Cerha, Pascal Dusapin, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Mitterer, Olga Neuwirth and Wolfgang Rihm.

Georg Nigl’s chamber music repertoire covers a broad spectrum from baroque to Viennese

classicism to contemporary music. His newest recording “Bach privat” has been awarded a Diapason d’or in November 2017.

Highlights of the last seasons included Papageno and the title role in the world premiere of Dusapin’s „Macbeth Underworld“ at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the title part in Monteverdi’s „Orfeo“ and the world premire of Beat Furrer’s „Violetter Schnee“ at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the title role in Trojahn’s „Orest“ at the Wiener Staatsoper as well as the titele role in Mozart’s „Le Nozze di Figaro“ at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, a tremendous success with Lenz in „Cosi fan tutte“ at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and his acclaimed interpretation of Pilate in St. John Passion under Sir Simon Rattle in the legendary staging of Peter Sellars with the Berlin Philharmonic and on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

His 2020/2021 season begins with „Molto agitato“ (Nagano / Castorf) at the season opening of the Hamburg State Opera followed by, Eisenstein in „Die Fledermaus“ at the Wiener Staatsoper, Dusapin’s „Penthesilea“ with the Orchestre de Paris as well as concerts at the Concertgebouw    Amsterdam, the Elbphilharmonie, as well as in Paris, Munich, Vienna and Cologne. His season will end with a new production of Reimann’s „Lear“ at the Bayerischen Staatsoper in Munich.

For his interpretation of Wolfgang Rihm’s Lenz Georg Nigl has been awarded the „Singer of the Year 2015“ award by the magazine Opernwelt.