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Tyler Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors. Already enjoying success in a wide variety of concert repertoire, his recent engagements have included performance of the Britten Serenade with the Utah Valley Symphony, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Saginaw Bay Symphony, Mozart Requiem with Utah Chamber Artists, The Creation with Thomasville singers, and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the California and Reno Symphonies. He has also appeared as a soloist on the stage of the Kennedy Center, and was selected by Marilyn Horne as a master class participant at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Nelson also has a wide range of operatic experience. During successive seasons with Ohio Light Opera, Arts blog CoolCleveland.com commented of his performance: “Tyler Nelson, as that erstwhile clergyman, could steal the show if he tried. As it was, he nearly brought down the house with I Aim to Please.” Opera News, reviewing a recording of Maytime, called his singing “mellifluous”.
A frequent performer at the Castleton Festival, under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel, Mr. Nelson has performed the roles of: Male Chorus in Rape of Lucretia, Gherardo and Rinuccio in Gianni Schiichi, the Mayor in Alber Herring, Maese Pedro in El retablo del Maese Pedro, Father in 7 Dedly Sins, La Rainette in L’enfant et les sortileges and Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia, which he performed at the Castleton Festival and with the National Center for the performing arts in Beijing, China.
His international debut was