Nicholas Brownlee
A member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program from 2014 to 2017, bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee made his first LA Opera appearance in 2015, performing several roles in The Ghosts of Versailles. He has appeared in 10 productions with the company to date, including performances in the leading roles of Colline in La Bohème (2016 and 2019) and Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers (2017).  

He now sings leading roles in the world's major opera houses, with recent appearances as Henry VIII in Anna Bolena at the Vienna State Opera, Colline in La Bohème with the Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Munich's Bavarian State Opera, Wotan in Das Rheingold with Dallas Opera, and the title role of The Flying Dutchman, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with Santa Fe Opera.  

His appearances for the 2023/24 season include returns to the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt as Amonasro in a new production of Aida (Amonasro) and revivals of Salome (Jochanaan) and Carmen (Escamillo). Additional season highlights include debuts with Irish National Opera as Méphistophélès in Faust, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as Jochanaan in Salome, Dutch National Opera as Don Pizarro in Fidelio, and the Bayreuth Festival as Donner in Das Rheingold. Future seasons include Wotan in a new Ring cycle at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, as well as debuts at Semperoper Dresden, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and a return to the Bayreuth Festival. 

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