American baritone, Nathan De'Shon Myers is fast establishing himself as an artist with international appeal. At the conclusion of his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in May of 2011, he received a standing ovation for lending his warm baritone voice to the evening’s presentation of “Spirituals Re-Imagined”. The 2011/2012 Season marked Mr. Myers’ fifth season as soloist with the distinguished Deutsche Oper Berlin. Highlights with the company include roles such as Ping in Turandot, Silvano in Ballo in Maschera, Schaunard in La Boheme and Dandini in La Cenerentola among many others.

Mr. Myers is a “feisty stage presence and a bright, well-focused baritone” remarks The Dallas Morning News of his portrayal of Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale. He has not only caught the attention of many with his vocal prowess, but is also a consummate actor who commands the stage. The Chautauquan Daily heralds, “Nathan Myers, in the role of Valentin, was clearly a favorite. His voice possesses strength, beauty and clarity. Myers’ acting was electrifying.”

Upon completion of his first year with the theater as a Young Artist, Myers made such a positive impression that he was re-engaged at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for the 2008/2009 Season as a Fest-Ensemble Member. During that season he was seen in a variety of roles including Schaunard in La Boheme, Ping in Turandot, Dancairo in Carmen, Il Prologo in Cassandra, Silvano in Ballo in Maschera, Matthieu in Andrea Chenier. Collaborating with such noted artists as Neil Schicoff, Johan Botha, Elisabeth Futral and Maestro Marco Armiliato. Mr. Myers was also a featured soloist for the Oldenburg Festival’s Opening Concert just before joining reviving his role in Turandot with the Stadtheater Trier.

During the 2007/2008 Season, Mr. Myers was seen in various roles with the Deutsche Oper Berlin including Schaunard in La Boheme, Marullo in Rigoletto, Marquis d'Obigny in La Traviata, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro and as both the Erzbischof and Florent d’illiers in the world premiere & DVD recording of Walter Braunfels’ Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna directed by, the late, Christoph Schlingensief.

Prior to moving to Europe, Mr. Myers spent the 2006/2007 Season as an inaugural member of The Dallas Opera Young Artist Program where he debuted in Il Barbiere di Siviglia along side Viveca Genaux and Richard Croft. The Dallas Morning News noted him for being “a spunky, vocally appealing Fiorello”. He was also a featured soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of a collection of spirituals commissioned by the Albany Symphony specifically for his voice and orchestra, David Alan Miller, conductor.

Mr. Myers holds degrees from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mannes College of Music, while also being a recipient of the distinguished Richard F. Gold Career Grant. He has worked with many opera companies/orchestras including The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Albany Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony/Turtle Creek Chorale, Pittsburgh Symphony, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, Oregon Lyric Opera, St. Louis Bach Society, Minnesota Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and Denver Symphony.

Mr. Myers operatic role portrayals include Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Valentin in Faust, Schaunard/Marcello in La Boheme, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Dancairo in Carmen, Gregorio in Romeo & Juliet, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Pooh Bah in The Mikado. Additional career highlights include, performing the role of The Subway Opera Singer in the Movie EVERYDAY PEOPLE and on the soundtrack of the Movie, KINGDOM COME starring Whoopi Goldberg.

 

 
     

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