Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen received the grand prize of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant, and a 2022 Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. In 2019 his first commercial recording project—Kenneth Fuchs’s Poems of Life with the London Symphony Orchestra—was honored with a Grammy Award.

The 2022–23 season marks three European debuts for Mr. Nussbaum Cohen: at the Bavarian State Opera as Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto, at Komische Oper Berlin as David in Handel’s Saul, and at Glyndebourne as Athamas in Handel’s Semele. Among the highlights of his concert calendar are Handel’s Jeptha with Music of the Baroque and Theodora with Philharmonia Baroque. Other notable performances include a Metropolitan Opera debut as Rosencrantz in the US premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet and a debut at the Zurich Opera House in a world-premiere ballet using the music of Monteverdi.

Mr. Nussbaum Cohen earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University and received academic certificates in vocal performance and Judaic studies. In his senior year he became the first singer in a decade to win the Princeton University concerto competition and was also awarded the Isidore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize for extraordinary achievement in the arts. During the 2017–18 season he became the first countertenor in the history of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. He was a member of San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship program in 2018–19 and made his San Francisco Symphony debut in December 2019.


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