Cooper Nolan makes his company debut during the 2018-19 season, appearing as Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Recent engagements for Mr. Nolan include Don José in Bizet’s Carmen with El Paso Opera and his European debut with Theater Kiel. For Santa Fe Opera, he appeared as Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo and Juliette while covering Dick Johnson in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. Upcoming engagements will include a debut with Oper Frankfurt in the title role of Verdi’s Stiffelio.
During the 2014-15 season, Mr. Nolan was a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, performing Don Jose in Carmen and Trin in La Fanciulla del West, in addition to covering Nemorino (Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love), and taking part in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Manchurian Candidate. In the summer of 2015, he joined the Apprentice Program at Santa Fe Opera, covering both Narraboth (R. Strauss’s Salome), and Teague in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain.
A recent graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Nolan was presented with the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation, given to the most promising graduate of the Voice program. A two-time Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions District Winner, Mr. Nolan lives in New York City.
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