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 and in Houston.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

GIULIO CESARE IN EGITO

Moscow 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: 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. 

ALBUM RELEASE: LIVE RECORDING OF HANDEL'S SAUL

Aryeh's latest commercial recording, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's live performance recording of Handel's Saul - featuring Aryeh's critically acclaimed role debut as David - is out now!

WINNER: THE SULLIVAN FOUNDATION

Aryeh was recently named as one of five recipients of the 2019 top prize from The Sullivan Foundation. The foundation awards money prizes and a five-year grant program to financially support coachings and work on upcoming roles for each winner. 

"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...