Nils Brown, Tenor

singer in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Nils Brown, Tenor

singer in Montreal, Québec, Canada

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An extremely versatile singer, recording artist and performer, Canadian tenor Nils Brown will sing Monteverdi's, Vespro della beata virgine, as solist, at Festival Montreal Baroque, the La Meque International Baroque Festival, and with the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, in the coming year.

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, sung in French, with dialogue from Beaumarchais' original, Le barbier de Seville.

Following directly after these were performances of Bach Cantatas, with the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal at the Salle Bourgie, in their Complete Bach Cantata Cycle.

He has performed extensively on the concert and opera stages of North America, with the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, the American Bach Soloists (SF), Portland Baroque Orchestra, Aradia Ensemble, Tafelmusik in Toronto, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Vancouver, Edmonton Symphonies, Calgary Philharmonic, Symphony Nova Scotia, and he values greatly his experience as guest artist with the great choral societies including Montreal's Choeur St. Laurent, Bethlehem Bach, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Ottawa Choral Society, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.

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

Recently performing to great effect the role of Florestan in a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio in Montreal, professional 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.

As a recording artist Nils Brown's voice is perhaps most widely familiar to "gamers". Though he has recorded extensively on labels such as KOCH, ATMA, Newport Classic etc..the soundtracks of Assassins Creed (#4 Black Flag, in particular), have proven to be phenomenally popular,(on Youtube as well), and Nils Brown is prominent in four editions of this UBISOFT global hit, singing everything from sea chanties to Victorian parlour songs, to John Gay's the Beggar