Canadian Baritone Nathan Keoughan has been noted as having “thrilling, virile sound”(Schmopera), as well as a “charismatic and multi dimensional stage presence”(Opera Canada). The young Prince Edward Island native received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Prince Edward Island and his Masters in Voice from the New England Conservatory in Boston. He is a recent graduate of L’Opéra de Montréal’s young artist programme L’Atelier Lyrique as well as the Calgary Opera’s emerging artist program.
Recently Nathan made his American debut at Cincinnati Opera as Pink in Another Brick in the Wall; based on Pink Floyd’s iconic album The Wall. As Pink, Mr. Keoughan was praised for his “commanding presence in this marathon leading role, singing for nearly the opera’s duration.” He will be reprising the role at the Sony Centre in Toronto and Vancouver Opera in the 2019/2020 season.
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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
Nathan Keoughan to star in Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall Opera for the American premiere with Cincinnati Opera.
REPRISING PINK IN TORONTO
Nathan will be reprising the role of Pink in Toronto in November 2019.
Nathan will be starring in Vancouver Opera's production of Another Brick in the Wall in 2020.
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Opera Credits incude
Leo Stein from Twenty Seven with Opera de Montreal; Pink from Another Brick in the Wall, Cincinnati Opera; Escamillo from Carmen with Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil; Sciarrone from Tosca and Paris from Roméo et Juilette with L’Opéra de Montréal (17/18 season); Don Alfonso from Così fan Tutte, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Angelotti in Tosca, Luka in The Bear and Colline in La Bohème with Highlands Opera Studio; First Priest and Armed Guard from Die Zauberflöte with Calgary Opera; Nando from Miracle Flight 571 (World Premier); Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville with the Indian River Festival; Azarias in The Burning Fiery Furnace with Ballet Opéra - Pantomime, Montréal; Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore and Colline in La Bohème with Cowtown Opera, Calgary; While studying at the New England Conservatory Nathan had the opportunity to perform The Speaker from The Magic Flute and The Mayor in Bizet’s Doctor Miracle.
Nathan Keoughan, who served as the role’s understudy during the Montreal performances, was a commanding presence in this marathon leading role, singing for nearly the opera’s duration. The opening “In the Flesh?” was delivered as a recitative, with the full force of Keoughan’s baritone evident shortly thereafter – and in “Don’t Leave Me Now” stretching well into the tenor range.