Winner of both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2006 London Handel Singing Competition, Nathan Vale attended the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Ryland Davies. He was awarded an Independent Opera Vocal Scholarship to the National Opera Studio, where he was further supported by the Elmley Foundation, English National Opera, the Nicholas John Trust and The Seary Trust. He continues his studies with Tim Evans Jones.
With the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, he has sung Bach’s Christmas Oratorio conducted by Harry Chistophers and Arias in the St John Passion conducted by Paul Goodwin and with the RAI Symphony Orchestra, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and Theory and Arithmetic in L’enfant et les sortilèges conducted by Jeffrey Tate. Other highlights include Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion with the London Handel Players conducted by Laurence Cummings and with the Northern Sinfonia under Thomas Zehetmair; Arias in St Matthew Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano conducted by Ruben Jais, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at
the Hong Kong Festival, and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Bach Choir conducted by David Hill. He is also a seasoned performer with London Concert Choir.
Winner of the 2005 AESS English Song Competition, Nathan is a committed recitalist. He has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, the Three Choirs Festival, the Temple Recital Series with Julius Drake, the Hong Kong Festival, the Housman, Gurney, Warlock and Ireland Societies with Graham Johnson, and the Crush Room Royal Opera House with Audrey Hyland. He has also recorded Love’s Voice (Songs by Finzi, Gurney, Ireland and Venables) for SOMM CD.
His operatic engagements have included Lurcanio (Ariodante) at the Bolshoi Opera and for English Touring Opera, Belfiore (La finta giardiniera) for Luxembourg Opera, First Priest and First Armed Man (The Magic Flute) for ENO, Oronte (Alcina), First Prisoner (Fidelio) for Glyndebourne Festival, Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) for Iford Opera, and Mr Buchanan in the 2011 revival of The Opera Group’s award-winning production of Street Scene.
Current engagements include recitals at the Crush Room ROH, St Matthew Passion for Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Society, a recording of Van Dieren’s Chinese Symphony with the BBCNOW for Nimbus Records, and a recording of Quilter songs with pianist Adrian Farmer, also for Nimbus Records.