The baritone Michael Nagy, who was born in 1976 to a family with Hungarian roots, gained musical experience at an early age as a member of the Stuttgart Hymnus Choirboys. He studied singing with Rudolf Piernay, lieder interpretation with Irwin Gage, and conducting with Klaus Arp. In 2004, Nagy won the International Song Competition of the Hugo Wolf Academy and was engaged by the Komische Oper Berlin. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble. He has worked since then as a freelance artist, performing at the Salzburg Festival and the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Bavarian and Vienna Staatsoper, Zurich Opera, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Nagy’s repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music and from Wagnerian music drama to oratorio. He has worked with such conductors as Riccardo Chailly, Iván Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, and Franz Welser-Möst. 

July 2024