Michael Nagy

The Stuttgart-born baritone with Hungarian roots began his musical career with the Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben and studied singing, song interpretation and conducting with Rudolf Piernay, Irwin Gage and Klaus Arp in Mannheim and Saarbrücken. In master classes he received important impulses from Charles Spencer, Cornelius Reid and Rudolf Piernay, who accompanies him to this day.
Important repertoire roles such as Papageno (Magic Flute), Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Valentin (Faust), Jeletzki (Pique Dame), Marcello (La Bohème), Albert (Werther), Frank/Fritz (Die dead city), Dr. He was able to work on Falke (Die Fledermaus) at the two former parent houses, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Oper Frankfurt, as well as the title role in Britten’s Owen Wingrave or Jason in Reimann’s Medea. He remains connected to these two houses: Frankfurt most recently as Spielmann (Humperdinck: Die Königskinder), Berlin most recently as Count Tamare (Schreker, Die Gezeichten) and Eugen Onegin in a guest performance at the Edinburgh Festival.
In the concert area, tried and tested repertoire is mixed, including Brahms’ Requiem in Neumarkt under Thomas Hengelbrock and on tour in Spain, Mahler’s Songs of a Journeyman with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under chief conductor Jakob Hrusa, Mendelssohn’s Elias with the Chorwerk Ruhr at the Ruhrtriennale or the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré under Risto Joos in Groningen with the premiere of Sciarrion’s Piogge diverse in Dresden, the premiere of Héctor Parra’s Wanderwelle under the direction of Andris Poga at the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne or the performance of the unknown oratorio Prophecy and Fulfillment under the direction of Duncan Ward at Basel Symphony Orchestra.
A central form of concerts are recitals for the artist. With a selected repertoire he performs in Copenhagen, among other places, together with Gerold Huber and Malcolm Martineau (Schubert’s Winterreise and Brahms’ Liebesliederwalzer).
The 2021/2022 season promises to be varied again: at the Bavarian State Opera there will be a revival of Braunfels Die Vögel (director: Frank Castorf, conductor: Ingo Metzmacher) and a new production of Strauss’ Capriccio (director: David Marton, Conductor: Lothar Koenigs); at the Vienna State Opera Michael Nagy makes his debut as Conte in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro under Adam Fischer as well as in a concert version of Haydn’s L’Orfeo (Kreonte) at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf (conducted by Adam Fischer) and in Lyon the role of Dr . Falcon in Strauss – The Bat under Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. In the summer of 2021, he briefly attracted the party of Don Alfonso in Christof Loy’s Così fan tutte production at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Joana Mallwitz.