Michael Nagy became an ensemble member of the Komische Oper Berlin before moving on to Frankfurt Opera, where he was able to develop his repertoire in roles such as Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Valentin (Faust), Prince Yeletsky (Pique Dame), Marcello (La bohème), Albert (Werther) and many others. He still has close ties with these two opera houses. He continues to broaden his repertoire on the world’s major opera stages, for example Wolfram in Tannhäuser (Bayreuth Festival), Stolzius in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten (Bavarian State Opera), Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde (Baden-Baden and Berlin). Last season Michael Nagy made two important role debuts: Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at Zurich Opera House and Amfortas (Parsifal) at the Bavarian State Opera conducted by Kirill Petrenko.
Michael Nagy is highly in demand as a concert and oratorio singer around the globe. He has appeared with the most renowned international orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouworkest, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestre de Paris, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Berlin Konzerthausorchester, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
In the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, works by this composer featured prominently in Michael Nagy’s engagements, for instance he was a soloist in the Missa solemnis with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and on tour with Thomas Hengelbrock; he sang in Beethoven’s Mass in C major conducted by Karina Canellakis in Utrecht and the Ninth Symphony conducted by Teodor Currentzis in St. Petersburg, Bonn, Vienna and Luzern.
Song recitals and chamber music are also a particular concern of Michael Nagy: for instance he performs Hugo Wolf’s Italian Song Book together with Julia Kleiter and the Ensemble Labyrinth at Zurich Opera House, as well as a recital in honor of Victoria de Los Angeles at LIFE festival Barcelona with Susanna Klovsky.