Tareq Nazmi


Born in 1983 in Kuwait, the bassist Tareq Nazmi grew up in Munich. He studied singing with Edith Wiens at the Academy of Music in Munich and completed Christian Gerhaher’s master class. In 2010, he began his career at the Bavarian Staatsoper’s Opera Studio; from 2012 to 2016, he belonged to that company’s ensemble. Nazmi has worked as a freelance artist since then: most recently, as the Speaker in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival, as Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Theater an der Wien, and in performances of Beethoven’s Leonore under René Jacobs in Vienna, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. In the concert hall, he has collaborated with Ivor Bolton, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, and Philippe Herreweghe, and he has performed as a lieder singer with the pianist Gerold Huber, appearing at the Schubertiade Hohenems as well as in Munich, Cologne, and London’s Wigmore Hall.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 23 August 2012 in Bruckner's Te Deum, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.

February 2019