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Nathaniel Watson

, baritone

Baritone Nathaniel Watson is a versatile artist who has performed successfully in a wide variety of musical styles. He has sung with all of the leading Early Music ensembles of North America as well as more mainstream symphony orchestras, and has some thirty-five operatic roles in his repertoire. Highlights include Der Freischütz with the New York Philharmonic under Sir Colin Davis, Beethoven's Ninth under Kurt Masur and in Carnegie Hall with Sir Roger Norrington in the conductor's debut concert in America. He appeared in the title role in the Boston Early Music Festival production of Cavalli's Ercole amante in Boston, at Tanglewood, and at the Utrecht Festival in Holland in 1999, and in the 1998 Salzburg Festival in the Brecht/Weill Mahagonny. He has sung as a guest soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Montreal, and Quebec City. Mr. Watson has been heard throughout Canada many times on the CBC and on Radio-Canada, performing in recital, and with Tafelmusik, les Violons du Roy, and other ensembles. He appears on a newly released CD of Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic, and a soon to be released CD of Scarlatti's Agar et Ismaele esiliati with Seattle Baroque. He is also featured in recordings of both of the Bach Passions, the St. John with Eric Milnes, and the St. Matthew with Jeffrey Thomas and the American Bach Soloists. Mr. Watson was born and raised in Boston, and currently lives in Montreal and in New York City.
HANDEL: Acis e Galatea
Les Boréades
October, 2003