MET OPERA AUDITIONS YIELD A STAR:

ARYEH NUSSBAUM COHEN

"There were several good singers onstage Sunday afternoon at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions Grand Finals concert...but there was only one complete artist. At just 23, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen...already possesses a remarkable gift for intimate communication in a vast hall, combined with a voice of velvety gentleness — surprisingly penetrating given the tenderness of its texture — and a taste for adventure."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Aryeh was featured as a breakout young star in Zachary Woolfe's New York Times' review of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals concert. Read the full review, including an in-depth review of  Aryeh's selections from the concert, here.

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Aryeh's 2021-22 season includes a number of important house and role debuts - his Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met premiere of Brett Dean's Hamlet, a world premiere Monteverdi project with Opernhaus Zürich, the title role in Handel's Giulio Cesare with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and concert performances with The Dallas Opera, the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, and in Houston.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO

Moscow State Chamber Orchestra

SEPT 15, 2021

MONTEVERDI

Opernhaus Zürich

JAN 15 - FEB 26, 2022

HAMLET

The Metropolitan Opera

MAY 13 - JUNE 9, 2022

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View all of Aryeh's latest announcements regarding house and role debuts, press features, and more here.

REVIEW: ARYEH CONQUERS AS GIULIO CESARE IN MOSCOW

 Aryeh makes his critically-acclaimed role debut in the title role of Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto with the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra.

2021-2022 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

In the 2021-22 season, Aryeh makes his Metropolitan Opera debut as Rosencrantz in the Met and U.S. premiere of Brett Dean's Hamlet, and he makes his Opernhaus Zürich debut in a world premiere ballet creation choreographed by Christian Spuck upon the music of Monteverdi's Madrigals. On the concert stage, he makes his Russian and role debuts in the title role of Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, he makes his Dutch and role debuts as Prince Go-Go in Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw with the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, and he returns to The Dallas Opera in a series of gala concerts led by Emmanuel Villaume. He returns to Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for a concert-lecture on the history of Jewish cantorial music, and he returns to Ars Lyrica Houston in a program of Bach and Handel.

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REVIEW: IN RECITAL WITH KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY

Aryeh makes a critically-acclaimed close to his guest appearance at the Adelaide Festival with a heart-felt and memorable recital.

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REVIEW: ARYEH TRIUMPHS IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 

Aryeh receives rave reviews for his role debut as The Fairy King, Oberon, in A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Adelaide Festival. 

"Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, the extravagantly gifted young countertenor whose every appearance only serves to add luster to an already remarkable level of accomplishment...he seemed poised to redefine what’s possible for singers of this distinctive voice type."

"...it was immediately apparent that here was a great talent, a singer who must be immediately placed among the finest of countertenors. There was great beauty to be heard in his tone, which is creamy and reminiscent of the great contraltos and mezzos like Kathleen Ferrier and Janet Baker. The range of vocal colour was extraordinary and he displayed complete technical command, not only in the projection of his voice, but his legato was cello-like in its smoothness and his control of volume truly amazed...