About Nicholas Isherwood
New Music Project
Singing / Vocals Ensemble / Improvisation / Composer Performers / Musical Theatre
Operatic roles include “Antinoo” in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria with Boston Baroque, “Plutone” in Monteverdi’s Il Ballo delle Ingrate at the Angers Opera, “Claudio” in Händel’s Agrippina with Nicholas McGegan, “Satiro” in Rossi’s Orfeo and “Pan” in Marais’ Alcione with Les Arts Florissants, “Joas” in Porpora’s Il Gedeone with Martin Haselböck, “Frère Léon” in Saint François d’Assise in the last composer supervised production, “Der Tod” in productions of Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with the Bach Akademie in Stuttgart, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and 2e2m, “Roméo” in Dusapin’s Roméo et Juliette at the Avignon Festival, Montpelier Opera and on tour, “Lear” in Hosokawa’s Vision of Lear for the Munich Biennale, the title role in Mefano’s Micromégas , “Bartolo” in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role in The Mikado at the Eugene Opera, “Truffaldino” in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Long Beach Opera, “Giovanni Falcone” in Nicola Sani’s Il Tempo Sospeso di Volo at the Teatro Cavallerizza in Regio Emilia, the “Hotel Manager” in Adès Powder her Face in Lugo and at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, “Astrodamors” in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre with Zoltan Pesko and La Fura dels Baus and “Il Testimone” in Bussotti’s Tieste, the title role in Luca Lombardi’s Il Re Nudo, all at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, “General Howard” in Zender’s Chief Joseph, the 7 Attempted Escapes from Silence and Kagel’s Der Tribun, all at the Staatsoper in Berlin, several roles in Zender’s Don Quixote at the Komische Oper Berlin and “Lucifer” in the world premieres of Stockhausen’s Montag, Dienstag, and Freitag aus Licht at La Scala and the Leipzig Opera and in Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden. He has improvised with Steve Lacy, Joëlle Léandre, Sainkho Namtchilak and David Moss,recorded over 50 cd’s and appeared in three films.
Artistic Director of NMPSM