Introducing our tenor soloist for
‘Requiem: Mozart’s Last Words’, Mr. Nathan Snyder
Nathan Snyder, a University of Northern Colorado Alumnus, has been steadily making a name for himself in the operatic community. Praised by Jernigan’s Opera Journal for his recent performance of Fenton in Loveland Opera Theatre’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, saying “…with birds twittering in the orchestra, Fenton’s aria has cruelly high tessitura and it is sung slowly, a recipe for off-notes; Snyder not only sang it well, he made it lovely.”
Nathan has been very busy since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2015, performing many wonderful roles with many wonderful companies, including King Kasper in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opera Kansas, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, with Boulder Opera, Cassio in Otello and Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore with Opera Fort Collins, and both Eisenstein and Alfred in Die Fledermaus.
Nathan is a proud alumnus of Opera Fort Collin’s Apprentice Artist program (2013-2015). He made his debut with OFC in The Ballad of Baby Doe and has performed in many productions since, including Amahl and the Night Visitors as King Kasper, Turandot as Pang, Follies as Young Buddy, The Tender Land as Martin, and Elixir of Love as Nemorino. A review of Nathan’s performance as Nemorino said, “Nathan Snyder’s rendition of the famous tenor aria ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ was beautiful; sounding like a young peasant man should sound.” Nathan recently reprised the role of Nemorino with Boulder Opera.
Nathan’s last performance as an Apprentice Artist with Opera Fort Collins was Lucia di Lammermoor (2015) as Normano, while covering the role of Edgardo. Nathan returned to Opera Fort Collins as an Alumni Artist in June 2016 where he performed the role of Cassio in Verdi’s Otello.
Other roles include Rugerro in La Rondine, Rinuncio in Gianni Schicchi, Roberto in Bohemios, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Don José in Carmen. In regards to Nathan’s performance of Don José, Jernigan’s Opera Journal said, “…his wild abandon toward the end was riveting. He also managed the rise to the climactic B flat in ‘La fleur que tu m’avais jetée’ and actually had a crescendo/decrescendo on the note.”. Outside of the operatic genre, Nathan has performed as the tenor soloist in Te Deum by Bruckner, The Last Seven Words of Christ by Dubios, Handle’s Messiah and Lord Nelson Mass, Brahms Liebeslieder, as well as, Bach’s Cantata No. 140.
Nathan will be returning to Loveland Opera Theatre to sing the role of Camille in The Merry Widow in February 2018, while also preparing for a concert performance of Britten’s Winter Words with Chamber con Grazie in Denver CO,.
Nathan’s Music Resumé
The Merry Widow (English), as Camille for the Loveland Opera Theater – Feb., 2018
Winter Words (Britten), Tenor Soloist for Chamber con Grazia – May, 2018
Gianni Schicchi- (English), as Rinuccio for the Denver Opera Collective, 2017
The Merry Wives of Windsor, as Fenton for the Loveland Opera Theatre, 2017
L’Elisir D’amore- (Family Performance), as Nemorino for the Boulder Opera Company, 2016
Die Fledermaus- (English), as Eisenstein for the Aurora Symphony, 2016
Otello, as Cassio for Opera Ft. Collins, 2016
Don Giovanni, as Don Ottavio for the Boulder Opera Company, 2016
Il Barbiere di Siviglia- (Family Performance), as Count Almaviva for the Boulder Opera Company, 2016
Amahl and the Night Visitors, as King Kasper for Opera Kansas, 2015
Lucia di Lammermoor, as Normanno for Opera Ft. Collins, 2015
Carmen, as Don José for the University of Northern CO, 2015
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, as Belmonte for the University of Northern CO, 2014
The Tender Land, as Martin for Opera Fort Collins, 2014
Rigoletto, as Borsa for Opera Classica Europa, 2014
Turandot, as Pang for Opera Ft. Collins, 2014
Christ lag in Todesbanden Cantata BWV 4, Tenor Soloist for the University of Wyoming, 2017
Brahms Liebeslieder, Tenor Soloist for Chamber Ensemble con Grazia, 2017
New Years Eve Gala, as Alfredo & Prunier for Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, 2016
Te Deum by Anton Bruckner, Tenor Soloist for Bethel College, 2016
Heroes and Legends of Opera, as Belmonte for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, 2015
The Longmont Chorale performs, “Requiem: Mozart’s Last Words” on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3PM at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont. The Chorale and guest soloists are accompanied by instrumentalists from the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.
The Longmont Chorale is a nonprofit Longmont choral group, an SATB choir which performs four major concerts in Longmont each season. Concert tickets and information are both available at LongmontChorale.org/Tickets.
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