Georg Nigl © Anita Schmid
Georg Nigl © Anita Schmid
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Georg Nigl

Representation: World

BIOGRAPHY

Georg Nigl consistently earns accolades from audiences and critics alike for his passionate and authentic performances – be it his celebrated Wozzeck at La Scala in Milan, his portrayal of Rihm’s Lenz in Brussels and Berlin, or his interpretation of the Bach cantatas with Luca Pianca. His profound and comprehensive study of all the works he performs, his affinity for spoken theatre and the resulting emphasis on text and rhetoric, as well as his expressive portrayals on stage make Georg Nigl one of the most celebrated baritones in the world.

Even as a child, Georg Nigl had a strong connection with music, performing on major stages as a soprano soloist of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Studying with Kammersängerin Hilde Zadek gave him important impulses for his subsequent career as a baritone.

His unmistakable timbre which lends his figures special weight and character has taken him to all the world’s important opera houses. Thus, he has appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Berlin State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, as well as festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Ruhrtriennale and Wiener Festwochen. On such occasions he has worked with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Teodor Currentzis, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Kent Nagano and Kirill Petrenko, and with directors such as Andrea Breth, Romeo Castellucci, Frank Castorf, Hans Neuenfels, Johan Simons, Dmitri Tcherniakov and Sasha Waltz.

Georg Nigl has won special renown not only as the soloist in numerous world premieres, but also as the initiator of compositions and publications by artists such as Friedrich Cerha, Pascal Dusapin, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Mitterer, Olga Neuwirth and Wolfgang Rihm.

Georg Nigl’s chamber music repertoire spans a broad range, from the baroque to the first Viennese School and most recent works – jointly rehearsed and performed with Alexander Melnikov, Gérard Wyss and Luca Pianca. His album Bach privat with Anna Lucia Richter won a Diapason d’or in November 2017. His song album Vanitas, released in the spring of 2020 and featuring Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, selected songs by Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Rihm’s Vermischter Traum, won the German Record Critics’ Award in 2021.

Recent highlights include Papageno and the title role in the world premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s new opera Macbeth Underworld at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the title role in Monteverdi’s Orfeo and the world premiere of Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, the role of Eisenstein in Strauss' Fledermaus and the title role in Trojahn’s Orest at the Vienna State Opera, the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Hamburg State Opera, his Lenz, celebrated by critics and audience alike, and his much-lauded, impressive portrayal of Pilate in the Johannespassion under Sir Simon Rattle in the legendary staging by Peter Sellars with the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Georg Nigl’s 2021/22 season began with concerts at the Salzburg Festival and the Musikfest in Berlin, followed by the new production of Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo at the Theater an der Wien. Further highlights include the title role in the new production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Vienna State Opera as well as Mozart’s Zauberflöte at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden and the Vienna State Opera. Song recitals take him to La Monnaie in Brussels, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Cologne’s Philharmonie, to Neuss the Heidelberger Frühling, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Musikfest Bremen. Georg Nigl joines the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bach’s Matthäuspassion under Sir Simon Rattle. Furthermore, he appears with the Mozarteum Orchestra under Constantinos Carydis’ baton in Salzburg. To mark Wolfgang Rihm's 70th birthday, Georg Nigl performs Rihms Terzinen an den Tod, as well as the Wölfl-Lieder with Ingo Metzmacher and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. In July 2022 Georg Nigl can be heard in a concert performance of Rihm’s Jakob Lenz.

The 2015 critic’s survey of the journal Opernwelt voted Georg Nigl “Singer of the Year” for his interpretation of Rihm’s Lenz.

2022 | 2023

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Vanitas
Franz Schubert: a selection of Lieder | Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte op. 98
Wolfgang Rihm: Vermischter Traum (Gryphius-Stück)
Georg Nigl, baritone | Olga Paschenko, piano
Label: Alpha | 2020

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Rihm: Jakob Lenz
Georg Nigl, Henry Waddington, John Graham-Hall
Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie
Conductor: Franck Ollu
Label: Alpha | 2019

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Dusapin: Penthesilea
Natascha Petrinsky, Marisol Montalvo, Georg Nigl, Werner van Mechelen
Orchestre Symphonique et chœurs de la Monnaie
Conductor: Franck Ollu
Label: Cyprès | 2019

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Bach privat
Georg Nigl, baritone & Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Petra Müllejans, violin
Roel Dieltiens, violoncello
Andreas Staier, harpsichord
Arias and cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
Label: Alpha | 2017

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Patricia Nolz, La Musica / La Speranza
Georg Nigl, Orfeo
Slávka Zámečníková, Euridice
Christina Bock, Messaggiera / Proserpina
Andrea Mastroni, Plutone
Wolfgang Bankl, Caronte
Hiroshi Amako, Apollo

Stefan Gottfried, musical direction
Tom Morris, stage director
Anna Fleischle, stage & costumes
James Farncombe, light
Nina Dunn, video
Jane Gibson, choreographer

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Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Patricia Nolz, La Musica / La Speranza
Georg Nigl, Orfeo
Slávka Zámečníková, Euridice
Christina Bock, Messaggiera / Proserpina
Andrea Mastroni, Plutone
Wolfgang Bankl, Caronte
Hiroshi Amako, Apollo

Stefan Gottfried, musical direction
Tom Morris, stage director
Anna Fleischle, stage & costumes
James Farncombe, light
Nina Dunn, video
Jane Gibson, choreographer

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Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Patricia Nolz, La Musica / La Speranza
Georg Nigl, Orfeo
Slávka Zámečníková, Euridice
Christina Bock, Messaggiera / Proserpina
Andrea Mastroni, Plutone
Wolfgang Bankl, Caronte
Hiroshi Amako, Apollo

Stefan Gottfried, musical direction
Tom Morris, stage director
Anna Fleischle, stage & costumes
James Farncombe, light
Nina Dunn, video
Jane Gibson, choreographer

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Patricia Nolz, La Musica / La Speranza
Georg Nigl, Orfeo
Slávka Zámečníková, Euridice
Christina Bock, Messaggiera / Proserpina
Andrea Mastroni, Plutone
Wolfgang Bankl, Caronte
Hiroshi Amako, Apollo

Stefan Gottfried, musical direction
Tom Morris, stage director
Anna Fleischle, stage & costumes
James Farncombe, light
Nina Dunn, video
Jane Gibson, choreographer

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Franz Schubert: Die Taubenpost, D. 965A
Franz Schubert: Die Forelle, D 550
Franz Schubert: Der Wanderer an den Mond, D 870
Franz Schubert: Im Freien, D 880
Franz Schubert: Die Sommernacht D 289 / Zweite Fassung
Franz Schubert: Abendstern, D 806
Franz Schubert: Fischerweise D 881
Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte op. 98
Wolfgang Rihm: Vermischter Traum | Gryphius-Stück
Franz Schubert: Der Winterabend, D 938
Franz Schubert: Die Sterne D 939
Franz Schubert: An die Musik, D 547
Franz Schubert: Abschied (nach einer Waltfahrtsarie), D 475

Georg Nigl, baritone
Olga Paschtschenko, piano

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After an intense summer of concerts, Georg Nigl returns to the stage of the Vienna State Opera in October as Orfeo, sings the same role at the Teatro Real and presents his song programme Vanitas at the Elbphilharmonie.

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