Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau Jr. Fellow
Nirenus in Julius Caesar and Second Maidservant in Elektra. First prize in the 2017 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2017–18).
About the Artist:
HGO Studio artist Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen won first prize in HGO’s 2017 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. This season, he made his mainstage debut as Nirenus in Julius Caesar and performed as Second Maidservant in Elektra. He was a Grand Finals winner in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and winner of the 2017 Irvin Scherzer Award from the George London Foundation. He made his European debut at the Theater an der Wien, singing the leading role of Timante in the modern premiere of Gluck’s Demofonte. This summer, he makes his role debut as Ottone in L'incoronazione di Poppea at Cincinnati Opera, and his first commercial recording will be released - the world premiere recording of Kenneth Fuchs' "Poems of Life" with the London Symphony Orchestra (Naxos). Next season, he continues his training as an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. Highlights of his 2018-19 season include joining the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for Polinesso in Handel's Ariodante, and joining the San Francisco Opera roster for Medoro in Handel's Orlando. He makes his role debut as Ottone in staged performances of Handel's Agrippina with Ars Lyrica Houston, and he makes his role debut as David in Handel's Saul with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in performances around the Bay Area, and for his debut at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles. He also performs and records his first solo album with American Bach Soloists - featuring works by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Nussbaum Cohen earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University.