"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.
Aryeh's 2019-2020 season features the conclusion of his time at the San Francisco Opera as a member of the prestigious Adler Fellowship Program. The season also sees Aryeh reprise critically-acclaimed roles and make several important role debuts, including the role of David in Houston Grand Opera´s production of Saul and Goffredo in Rinaldo at the Glimmerglass Festival.
Houston Grand Opera
OCT 25, 27
NOV 2, 5, 8, 2019
JUL 12, 18, 31
AUG 8, 10, 13 & 18, 2020
View all of Aryeh's latest announcements regarding house and role debuts, press features, and more here.
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 TRUIMPHS IN 2018-19 SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE BEST OF BAY AWARDS
The San Francisco Classical Voice recently announced the winners in their Best of the Bay awards for the 2018-19 season, recognizing achievement in classical music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Aryeh was honored to win both "Best Opera Singer" and "Best Recital Soloist".
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO'S OPERALIA COMPETITON: PRAGUE
Aryeh was recently awarded 3rd Prize in the 2019 Edition of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition, held in Prague. One of just twelve finalists from around the world in this year’s competition, Aryeh was awarded Third Prize; he was the only competitor from the USA to place in this year’s competition. In the finals concert, he performed "Inumano Fratel... Stille Amare" from Handel’s Tolomeo. The finals concert, conducted by Maestro Plácido Domingo, was broadcast live internationally.