Michael Nagl | ©Matthias Baus

Born in 1995 in Vienna, bass Michael Nagl received his musical training as a member of the Mozart Knabenchor Wien, under the leadership of Peter Lang. In the summer of 2016, Michael graduated from the Universität für Musik und darstellender Kunst, in the class of Professor Karlheinz Hanser.

Michaels stage debut was in march 2014 as ‚Don Alfonso‘ /“Così fan tutte“ at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. In May 2014 he performed in Hans Krása’s opera for children „Brundibár“ within the context of the ‚Day against Violence and Racism‘ organized by the Austrian Parliament. During his studies, Michael Nagl’s operatic roles he performed at the Schloßtheater Schönbrunn included e.g., ‚Antonio‘ /“Le nozze di Figaro“, ‚Masetto‘ and ‚Leporello‘ /“Don Giovanni“, ‚Simone‘ /“Gianni Schicchi“ and ‚Frank‘ /“Die Fledermaus“.
In the summer of 2014, he was awarded Best Young Singer at the ‚2nd International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition‘, in 2015 he won the ‚Gottlob Frick Medal‘.

Further operatic engagements include ‚2nd Geharnischter‘ /“The Magic Flute“ and ‚Leporello‘ at the Stadttheater Baden. Michael was a member of the Opera Stuttgart Opera Studio from 2016 – 2018 including roles like ‚Masetto‘, ‚Wagner‘ /“Faust“, ‚Saretzki‘ /“Eugen Onegin“, ‚Narumov‘ /“The Queen of Spades“, ‚1. Soldat‘ /“Salome“ and „Il Conte di Ceprano‘ /“Rigoletto“. In the season 2017/18 Michael Nagl gave his debut at the Semperoper Dresden. Concert engagements in this season included Bach’s „Weihnachtsoratorium“ at the Goldener Saal of the Musikverein Wien.

Since 2018 the artist is a principal of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, where he has been working with conductors like Cornelius Meister, Sylvain Cambreling, Lorenzo Viotti, Lothar Koenigs and directors like Jossie Wieler, Peter Konwitschny and Frank Castorf.

In June 2019 the artist had a huge success with his outstanding portray as ‚Leporello‘ in the much-discussed new production of „Don Giovanni“ of Marie-Eve Signeyrole (Christian Curnyn/Andreas Spering) at the Opéra National de Rhin Strasbourg.

The season 2019/20 started with his outstanding success as ‚Figaro‘ (role-debut) in the new production of „Le nozze di Figaro“ (Roland Kluttig; Christiane Pohle) and as ‚Il frate‘ /“Don Carlo“ in a new production of Lotte de Beer (Cornelius Meister), both at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. He also sang ‚Polydor‘ and ‚Père de famille‘ in Berlioz‘ „L’enfance du Christ“ with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln under the baton of  Francois-Xavier Roth at the Dome of Cologne. His debuts at La Scala di Milano in a new production of „Salome“/’5th Jew‘ (Riccardo Chailly; Damiano Michielletto) as well as his debut at the Opéra de Bastille, Paris in “Die Zauberflöte” were unfortunately cancelled due to Corona.

Future Projects include e.g., his debut at the Bregenz Festival as ‚Donner‘/“Das Rheingold“, his debut as ‚Papageno‘ in a new production of „Die Zauberflöte“ at the Opéra national de Lorraine Nancy as well as his debut at the Theater an der Wien.