Tenor Nils Neubert appears in opera, recital, and oratorio, in the United States and abroad.
2014-2015 is his fourth season as soloist with Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity in New York City, a season-long offering of cantatas, motets, and oratorios by Johann Sebastian Bach.
This season, he will also appear in the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, with the Portland Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Michael Kleinschmidt, and as tenor soloist in the same work with Sonoma Bach under Robert Worth. He returns for performances and residencies with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, under whose auspices he gave the world premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s Sentimental Songs this past spring, a professional recording of which will be released and toured in 2015, alongside Michael Djupstrom’s Oars in Water. In December, he will appear with the Choral Society of the Hamptons in the Magnificat settings of Bach and Mendelssohn, and at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium under the auspices of The German Forum, with the Lysander Trio and pianist Babette Hierholzer, in works by Berg, Zemlinsky, Korngold, Bernstein, and Alma and Gustav Mahler. He joins the newly founded ensembles Ampersand and Vari Musicisti, and is a founding member of New York's Polydora Ensemble.
Recent engagements include appearances with Trinity Wall Street (Bach at One; Twelfth Night Festival; Schütz: St. Matthew Passion), Voices of Ascension (Bach: B minor Mass), Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra (Handel: Acis and Galatea), Musica Sacra (Monteverdi: Magnificat), Berkshire Choral Festival (Bach: B minor Mass), Choral Society of the Hamptons (Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Handel: The Messiah; Mozart: Grand Mass in C minor), TENET (Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri), Berkshire Bach Society, Fairfield County Chorale (Mozart: Solemn Vespers), Queens College Choral Society (Haydn: Theresienmesse), Master Singers of Westchester (Bach: B minor Mass), New York University Chorus (Orff: Carmina Burana), Sonoma Bach, the Russian Chamber Art Society of Washington, D.C., Schubert & Co., the Brooklyn Art Song Society, the Brooklyn New Music Collective, Rhymes with Opera, and the GC Composers Alliance.
In a varied operatic repertoire, Nils Neubert has sung leading and supporting roles with the Opera Company of Brooklyn (Bellini: I Puritani; Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors; Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni; Strauss: Die Fledermaus; Verdi: La Traviata), Pocket Opera New York (Handel: Serse; Mozart: Cosi fan tutte), New York Lyric Opera Theatre (Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne, Die Zauberflöte; Strauss: Die Fledermaus), Liederkranz Opera Theatre (Marschner: Der Vampyr; Straus: The Chocolate Soldier; Wagner: Das Rheingold), Geneva Light Opera (Rossini: La Cenerentola), Cutting Edge Concerts (Wiprud: My Last Duchess, world premiere), Amore Opera (Puccini: La Bohème), New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera), Underworld Productions Opera Ensemble (Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Rameau: Pigmalion), Encompass New Opera Theater (Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts), and American Lyric Theatre, where he created the role of Rudi in Gerald Cohen’s Steal A Pencil For Me in 2013.
In 2012, he gave the the U.S. premiere of Roger Steptoe’s Five Shakespeare Songs together with the composer under the auspices of the American Landmark Festivals. Other world- and American premieres, as well as collaborations with composers, include works by Jon Andrews, Gavin Bryars, Gerald Cohen, Jonathan Howard Katz, Ting-Chun Lin, Hiroki Mori, Harry Stafylakis, Scott Wheeler, Theodore Wiprud, and Red Wierenga.
A regular guest at international music festivals and concert series, Nils Neubert has appeared at the Summit Music Festival, the International Academy of Music in Italy, the Beethoven Institute at Mannes, 4x4 Baroque Music Festival, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Early Music Festival: NYC, Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival, Burgos International Music Festival, the Locrian Chamber Players, Musica Reginae, the United Jewish Appeal, and Amnesty International.
Mr. Neubert was a First Prize winner in the 2010 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, and was a winner in the 2009 Friday Woodmere Competition. He was also a grant recipient in the 2010 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and has been a finalist in the Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition, and the Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition.
Nils Neubert holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Columbia University, and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including a Risë Stevens Foundation Award, and a Lucrezia Bori Grant. He is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. Additional studies have included an apprenticeship at Bel Canto at Caramoor, the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Festival De Musica Clasica in Puigcerda, Spain, and language studies at the Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci in Florence, Italy.
Also active as a teacher and diction coach, Nils Neubert serves on the faculties at William Paterson University (voice), and Mannes The New School for Music (German diction). He has served as a visiting lecturer for German diction at The Juilliard School since 2013. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Neubert resides in New York City with his wife, pianist Yuri Kim. He studies with Dr. Robert C. White, Jr.