From: Minot, North Dakota. LA Opera: Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (2024, debut); Torero in Ainadamar (2025); Borsa in Rigoletto (2025). He joins the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2024/25 season.

Heralded for his “flawless vocal technique,” tenor Nathan Bowles is quickly earning his reputation as a compelling stage performer.

He made his Dallas Opera main stage debut this year as Benvolio in Romeo et Juliette. He has also performed with the Dallas Opera outreach as Miguel in Offenbach’s Pépito, and as Dandini in The Billy Goats Gruff. With the Santa Fe Opera, he was featured as the Animal Tamer and Second Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier. He has been heard with Western Plains Opera as Don José in Carmen and as Alfred in Die Fledermaus. With the SMU Lyric Theatre, he has been heard in such roles as Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia and Judge Danforth in The Crucible. Other recent performances include the Laffont Grand Finals Concert at the Metropolitan Opera, tenor soloist in Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes with the Minot State University Concert Choir, and the tenor soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Hodie with Highland Park UMC’s Tower Arts series. In 2025, he will make his Tulsa Opera debut as Don José in La Tragedie de Carmen.

He is a graduate from Minot State University and holds a master’s degree and a performer’s diploma from Southern Methodist University.

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