Tareq Nazmi

credit Marco Borggreve

Bass Tareq Nazmi gathered first stage experience at the Bavarian State Opera’s Opera Studio and later on, joined the Opera´s ensemble where he starred in roles such as Don Fernando (Fidelio), Masetto (Don Giovanni), The Speaker (The Magic Flute), Sylvano (La Calisto), Zuniga (Carmen), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), Publio (The Clemency of Titus), Caronte (L’Orfeo), Nachtigall (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Albert (La Juive) or Osman (Les Indes galantes).

He kicks off the 2018/19 season with a role debut: he will star as Filippo in Verdi´s Don Carloat Theater St. Gallen before he travels to Antwerp to make another role debut – this time as Banquo in Verdi´s Macbeth. Further highlights of the season include Haydn´s Missa in tempore belli with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and a concert tour under the baton of Teodor Currentzis with Verdi´s Messa da Requiem. He can also be heard in Hadyn´s Seasons with Leopold Hager in Porto and Beethoven´s Missa Solemnisunder Kirill Petrenko in Munich.

Tareq Nazmi´s particularly broad concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Mozart and Dvořák. Recitals, too, are becoming ever more common in his calendar. So far, he had recitals with pianist Gerold Huber in Munich, Lambach or at Schubertiade Hohenems and will perform an all-Schumann program in Ingolstadt, Cologne and Regensburg in the 2018/19 season. Furthermore, he makes his debut at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall in October 2018.

Highlights of previous seasons include Bottom in Britten´s A Midsummer Night´s Dreamin a new staging by Damiano Michielettoat the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Verdi´sRequiemat the Tonhalle Zurich under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner or Masetto and Commendatore in a Don Giovanniin concert tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester with concerts in Barcelona, Shanghai, Beijing and Parisand René Jacobs conducting.

In 2016, he made his debut at Cologne’s Opera House as Leporello and appeared in a new production of Don Giovanniat the Theater an der Wien. Two further debuts took Tareq Nazmi to Komische Oper Berlin and Theater St. Gallen where he could be heard as Zaccaria in a new production of Nabucco, venturing into Verdi repertoire for the first time. At the Grafenegg Festival and the Philharmonie Cologne, Tareq Nazmi appeared in the title role in the rarely-performed Mozart piece Thamos, King of Egypt. Furthermore he has worked with the Washington National Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach,the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding,performed in Brahms’Requiemin San Sebastian under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and was soloist in Mozart’s Requiemwith the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under Manfred Honeck in Berlin as well as Teodor Currentzis and Musica Aeterna.Furthermore, he made his acclaimed debut under Constantinos Carydis at the Salzburg Festival in 2016 where he returned as Speaker in Mozart´s Magic Flutein 2018.


As of March 2019