Nicholas Phan

Nicholas Phan

American tenor Nicholas Phan’s recent and upcoming performances include Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the San Francisco Symphony, appearances at the Oregon Bach Festival and Thüringer Bachwochen's Weimar Bach Academy, and Carmina Burana with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap. Other highlights include Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Minnesota Orchestra, Britten's War Requiem with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, and performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philharmonia Baroque, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as artistic director of two festivals: the Collaborative Works Festival, presented by the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, and the Laguna Beach Music Festival. He last performed with Music of the Baroque in March 2014.

His many opera credits include appearances with Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Oper Frankfurt. His growing repertoire includes the title roles in Bernstein's Candide, Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and Handel's Acis and Galatea, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino in L'elisir d’amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.

Nicholas Phan has appeared with many of the leading orchestras in North America and Europe, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Philharmonia Baroque, Boston Baroque, Les Violons du Roy, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. He has toured extensively throughout the major concert halls of Europe with Il Complesso Barocco, and appeared with the Ravinia, Marlboro Music, Edinburgh, Rheingau Musik, Saint-Denis, and Tanglewood festivals, as well as at the BBC Proms.

Nicholas Phan’s most recent solo album, Gods and Monsters, was released on Avie Records in January 2017. His first three solo albums—A Painted Tale, Still Fall the Rain, and Winter Words—made many “best of” lists, including those of the New York Times, New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe. His growing discography also includes a Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky's Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, L'Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Scarlatti's La gloria di Primavera with Philharmonia Baroque, Bach's St. John Passion with Apollo's Fire, and the world premiere recordings of two orchestral song cycles: The Old Burying Ground by Evan Chambers and Elliott Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture.

Nicholas Phan performs in Handel's Esther on February 25 and 27.