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Acclaimed as a “young star” and “complete artist” by the New York Times and "extravagantly gifted... poised to redefine what’s possible for singers of this distinctive voice type” by the San Francisco Chronicle, 27-year-old American countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen is one of the classical vocal world's most promising rising stars. 


In his breakout 2016-2017 season, he was named Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the recipient of a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. His first commercial recording project - the world premiere recording of Kenneth Fuchs' Poems of Life with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta - was honored with a 2019 GRAMMY® Award in the Best Classical Compendium category, which recognizes albums with multiple soloists and multiple works. In 2022, he was named winner of a Richard Tucker Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.

In the 2021-22 season, he makes his Metropolitan Opera debut as Rosencrantz in the Met and U.S. premiere of Brett Dean's Hamlet in the Neil Armfield production, conducted by Nicholas Carter. He makes his Opernhaus Zürich debut in a world premiere ballet creation choreographed by Christian Spuck upon the music of Monteverdi's Madrigals, conducted by Riccardo Minasi. 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 led by Christopher Moulds, he debuts at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in his role debut as Prince Go-Go in Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre with the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest led by James Gaffigan, 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.

In the 2022-23 season, he will make his debut at Komische Oper Berlin as David in a new production of Handel's Saul by Axel Ranisch, conducted by David Bates, he will debut at Bayerische Staatsoper München in his role debut as Endimione in the David Alden production of Cavalli's La Calisto, led by Christopher Moulds, and he will debut at The Glyndebourne Festival in his role debut as Athamas in Handel's Semele, in a new production by Adele Thomas, led by Václav Luks. On the concert stage, he will debut with Chicago's Music of the Baroque in his role debut as Hamor in Handel's Jeptha, he will return to Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for his role debut as Didymus in Handel's Theodora, led by Richard Egarr, and he will debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a solo program of works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Spanish Baroque composer Jose de Nebra, led by Geoffrey McDonald. He will also have return engagements with the San Francisco Symphony, American Bach Soloists, State Chamber Orchestra of Russia, Ars Lyrica Houston, and others.

Highlights of recent seasons include role debuts as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Adelaide Festival in the acclaimed Neil Armfield production conducted by Paul Kildea, as David in Barrie Kosky’s heralded production of Handel’s Saul at Houston Grand Opera conducted by Patrick Summers, as Medoro in Handel's Orlando at San Francisco Opera under the baton of Christopher Moulds, and as Ottone in Handel's Agrippina in staged performances with Ars Lyrica Houston conducted by Matthew Dirst. Aryeh made his European debut at the Theater an der Wien singing Timante in Gluck's Demofonte with baroque ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, under the baton of Alan Curtis.

On the concert stage, he has given performances of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Handel’s Saul with Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (professionally recorded and available on all leading streaming platforms), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Matthew Dirst and the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Handel’s Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He made his Australian recital debut under the auspices of the Adelaide Festival accompanied by pianist Konstantin Shamray, he bowed in a world premiere by Yuri Possokhov with the San Francisco Ballet, and he recorded a program of Gluck, Handel, and Vivaldi for his first solo album with Jeffrey Thomas and American Bach Soloists

The New York City native became the first countertenor in the history of the Houston Grand Opera Studio during the 2017-18 season, where his performances for the company included the roles of Nireno in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Second Maid in Strauss' Elektra, both under the baton of Music Director Patrick Summers, and he was a member of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellowship program for 2018-19.



Aryeh is a graduate of the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera (2016) and the Wolf Trap Opera Studio (2017). His additional accolades include First Prize in the 2017 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition and the 2017 Irvin Scherzer Award from the George London Foundation. He was First Prize Winner and Audience Choice Award recipient at the 2018 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, winner of a 2019 William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation Award, and he was Third Prize Winner in the 2019 edition of Placido Domingo's Operalia.

Aryeh earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Princeton University (with a concentration in Intellectual and Cultural History) and received academic certificates in Vocal Performance and Judaic Studies.  During his senior year, he became the first singer in a decade to win the Princeton University Concerto Competition. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Isidore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize for extraordinary achievement in the arts, granted each year by Princeton University to the student of greatest promise in the performance of classical music.

He currently resides in Northern California with his wife Abbi, and he serves as Western Region Soloist Representative on the board of the American Guild of Musical Artists, the union that represents America's operatic, dance, and choral artists.

Mr. Nussbaum Cohen is represented by Bill Palant/Étude Arts LLC. For full press kit materials and booking inquiries, please be in touch here. Other publicity materials can be downloaded as PDFs via the links below.



For Mr. Nussbaum Cohen's full press kit, contact his management here.