Nathan Vale studied with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music and Benjamin Britten International Opera School. He was awarded an Independent Opera Vocal Scholarship to the National Opera Studio, and is a former winner of the London Handel Singing Competition where he was also awarded the Audience Prize. He continues his studies with David Pollard.
He has sung Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Arias in Bach’s St John Passion, Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht and Theory/Arithmetic in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. Other highlights include Evangelist and Arias in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. He is a seasoned performer with London Concert Choir.
A former 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 Records and Van Dieren’s Chinese Symphony with the BBC NOW and a series of Quilter songs, both for Nimbus records.
His operatic engagements have included Lurcanio Ariodante at the Bolshoi Opera and English Touring Opera, Belfiore La finta giardiniera for Luxembourg Opera and for Opera Baugé, First Priest and First Armed Man The Magic Flute for ENO, Oronte Alcina for English Touring Opera, First Prisoner Fidelio for Glyndebourne Festival, Grimoaldo Rodelinda for Iford Opera, Evangelist St John Passion (fully staged) in Teatro Massimo Palermo and Mr Buchanan in the The Opera Group’s award-winning production of Street Scene.
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