Nils Brown, Tenor

singer in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Nils Brown, Tenor

singer in Montreal, Québec, Canada

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In the 2017-18 season, Nils Brown will perform the Monteverdi Vespers as soloist with the American Bach Soloists, Festival Montréal Baroque and Festival International de Lameque, will appear and record as Nicandro in ''Nicandro e Fileno'', by Paolo Lorenzani, with Nouvel Opéra in Montreal, and he will tour with that city's La Nef ensemble singing historical popular songs, supporting the critically acclaimed album, Sea Songs and Shanties (ATMA Classique), on which he features prominently.

Nils Brown has performed extensively in Canada and the USA; with groups such as the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Chicago Music of the Baroque, Tafelmusik and Aradia Ensemble in Toronto, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, I Musici de Montreal, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver and Edmonton Symphonies, the Calgary Philharmonic, Symphony Nova Scotia, and he values greatly his experience as guest artist with great choral societies including Montreal's Choeur St. Laurent, Bethlehem Bach Choir, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Ottawa Choral Society, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.

As a singing actor in Dr. Jonathan Miller's staged production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Brooklyn Academy, New York City, Nils Brown appeared in three separate mountings of that, the very first dramatic treatment of the work.

In 2016 he completed a self-directed work-shop with Calgary dance company W&M Physical Theatre, at the Banff Centre, in vocal repertoire from Lutoslawski to Britten to Bowie. This fell directly after performances as Almaviva, with Chicoutimi's Société Lyrique du Royaume,. Bach Cantatas with the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal at the Salle Bourgie, in their Complete Bach Cantata Cycle brought an end to a busy season.

Recently he also sang a convincing Florestan in a small-scale performance of Beethoven's Fidelio in Montreal. Other opera credits include the role of Arturo in Lucia di Lammermor with Opera Lyra Ottawa, Don Ottavio with Cork Opera, Ireland, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos with Opéra de Montreal, and several roles with Toronto's Opera in Concert.

Nils Brown has recorded extensively on labels such as KOCH, ATMA, ASV, Naxos, Newport Classic, Analekta. He is also known world-wide to video-gamers on the soundtracks of Assassins Creed titles. These have proven to be phenomenally popular on Youtube as well.