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Nathanaël Tavernier - NOSPR

Nathanaël Tavernier

photo by Klara Beck

After a first degree specialising in Ethnomusicology, the French bass Nathanaël Tavernier studied for his Masters in Geneva (with baritone Gilles Cachemaille), before joining Les Jeunes Voix du Rhin, where he began to explore the bel canto and buffo repertoire. He has received a Bayreuth bursary from Richard Wagner Circle and was named Révélation Classique de l’ADAMI in 2015. His numerous stage appearances include Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Balthazar in La Favorite, Cold Genius in King Arthur, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, and Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette. He has performed at multiple prestigious venues, such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, working with renowned directors including Robert Carsen, Pierre Audi, Olivier Py, and conductors such as Gabriel Garrido, Marko Letonja and Christophe Rousset.

Between 2020 and 23, he was a fest member of the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, where he sang, among many roles, 1st Apprentice in Wozzeck, the King in Aida, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Badger and Priest in The Cunning Little Vixen, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Zuniga in Carmen and Emireno in Ottone.

His future plans include  Adamas Les Boréades (Rameau) in Oldenburg, a reprise of Emireno Ottone in Karlsruhe, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte and Nourabad Les Pêcheurs de Perles.


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