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.
Aryeh's 2022-23 season includes a number of important house and role debuts - at Bayerische Staatsoper, Komische Oper Berlin, and the Glyndebourne Festival, and concert engagements with Music of the Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, San Francisco Symphony, American Bach Soloists, Ars Lyrica Houston, University Musical Society Ann Arbor, and others.
OCT 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2022
Bayerische Staatsoper Munich
MAR 19, 23, 25 & 28, 2023
View all of Aryeh's latest announcements regarding house and role debuts, press features, and more here.
2022-2023 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
In the 2022-23 season, Aryeh makes his Komische Oper Berlin debut as David in a new production of Handel's Saul, he debuts at Bayerische Staatsoper München in his role debut as Endimione in Cavalli's La Calisto, and he debuts at The Glyndebourne Festival in his role debut as Athamas in a new production of Handel's Semele. On the concert stage, he debuts with Chicago's Music of the Baroque in his role debut as Hamor in Handel's Jeptha, he returns to Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for his role debut as Didymus in Handel's Theodora, and he debuts with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a solo program of works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Spanish Baroque composer Jose de Nebra. He will also have return engagements with the San Francisco Symphony, American Bach Soloists, State Chamber Orchestra of Russia, Ars Lyrica Houston, and debuts with University Musical Society Ann Arbor and others.
"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...