Nathan Vale Tenor

Recipient of INDEPENDENT OPERA Postgraduate Voice Fellowship

Nathan Vale was a Choral Scholar at Wells Cathedral before commencing his studies at the Royal College of Music, where he studied under Ryland Davies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. At the RCM, he was the recipient of the Peter Pears Scholarship and the Drapers De Turkheim Scholar. In 2006, Nathan won the First Prize and Audience Prize in the London Handel Singing Competition.

In concert Nathan has performed with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra including Bach’s St. John Passion with Paul Goodwin, the Pro Musica Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra under conductors such as Stephen Cleobury, Paul Spicer and Harry Christophers. He has sung Bach’s Passions in St Paul’s Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields and was the tenor soloist in the newly commissioned The Prodigal Son by Jonathan Girling, performed by Evelyn Glennie and the Armonico Consort. Concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and Sir Neville Marriner, and Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Northern Sinfonia and Thomas Zehetmair.

A finalist in the Young Songmakers’ Almanac and winner of the 2005 Association of English Singers and Speakers English Song Competition, Nathan is increasingly in demand as a recitalist. Recent recital appearances include Wigmore Hall, the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford for the Housman, Gurney, Warlock and Ireland Societies, a recital to celebrate the life of Eric Sams alongside Dame Felicitty Lott and pianist Graham Johnson, Tippet’s The Heart’s Assurance with pianist Jonathan Beatty for the Bath Festival, and most recently a recording of English Songs with pianist Paul Plummer for SOMM Records.

His operatic engagements have included Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Surrey Opera, Nencio (L’infidelta delusa) for Bampton Classical Opera, First Prisoner (Fidelio) and cover of Evangelist (St Matthew Passion) for the Glyndebourne Festival. At the BBIOS he sang Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Alessandro (Poro, rè dell'Indie). In 2007 he made his debut with English National Opera in The Coronation of Poppea.