Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

(Brooklyn, New York)

Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen joins the Adler Fellowship in July 2018, after spending the 2017–18 season as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. He was a participant in the 2016 Merola Opera Program, where he was featured in the Schwabacher Summer Concert. In 2017, he was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a recipient of a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, First Prize Winner in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, and winner of the Irvin Scherzer Award from the George London Foundation. Performances in the current season include Nireno in Handel's Giulio Cesare and Second Maidservant in Strauss' Elektra at Houston Grand Opera, Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral with American Bach Soloists, and multiple concert programs with Ars Lyrica Houston, featuring works by Bach and Handel. In summer 2018, Nussbaum Cohen makes his role debut as Ottone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea with Cincinnati Opera. His first commercial recording will be released in summer 2018—the world premiere recording of Kenneth Fuchs’ Poems of Life with the London Symphony Orchestra. He made his European debut at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria, singing the primo uomo role of Timante in Gluck's Demofoonte. His opera roles also include Nerone and Ottone in Monteverdi's L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Raphael (The Angel) in Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel, and Cefalo in Cavalli's Gli Amori di Apollo e Dafne. Nussbaum Cohen received his B.A. degree in 2015 from Princeton University, where he majored in history and received certificates in Vocal Performance and Judaic Studies.