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Nathan Bryon is an Australian tenor, currently studying an Artist Diploma at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a San Francisco District Winner of The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (2023), as well as the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship (2022). Roles include Silvio/Dr. Miracle/Pasquin (Le Docteur Miracle) for SFCM Opera, Il Podestà di Lagonero (La finta giardiniera)  for Operantics and Acis (Acis and Galatea) for Ensemble Polypheme. 


In March 2023, Nathan will perform the role of the Magician in Menotti's The Consul, directed by Patricia Racette with SFCM Opera. In June he will attend the Aspen Music Festival where he will cover the roles of Arbace and the High Priest of Neptune in Mozart's Idomeneo /..


Nathan has extensive experience as an oratorio soloist amongst Sydney choirs and orchestras. He has performed Mozart's Requiem (Penrith Symphony Orchestra), JS Bach's St Matthew Passion (Operantics), Stainer's Crucifixion (St Stephen's Uniting Church), Durante's Missa in C ,Vivaldi's Magnificat (Central Coast Chorale), Haydn's Die Schöpfung (Central Coast Chorale) Maunder's Olivet to Calvary (St Stephen's Uniting Church), Handel's Messiah (Manly-Warringah Choral Society), Haydn's Nelson Mass (Manly-Warringah Choral Society), Mozart's Mass in C Minor (Manly Warringah Choral Society). Chorus performances include Ernani (Verdi) and Attila (Verdi) with Opera Australia. Nathan has also performed with Melba Opera Trust in partnership with Melbourne Digital Concert Hall for Melba: Her Legacy in Concert.

In 2019, Nathan attended the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song, where he took part in masterclasses with Dr Graham Johnson, and through his scholarship with Pacific Opera, travelled to Germany as one of four young Australian artists to participate in an intensive networking and performance program facilitated by the German Embassy in Australia.

In the same year Nathan attended the New Zealand Singing School, where he was presented with the Beatrice Webster Award for the pursuit of excellence. He was also a finalist in the Bettine McCaughan Memorial Scholarship and winner of the inaugural Demant Dreikurs Lieder Competition, as well as the Sydney Conservatorium Association Award for Excellence in Vocal Studies for 2019 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Sydney
Conservatorium of Music.
 He has held scholarship positions as Associate Artist with Pacific Opera, Tenor Scholar at St Stephens Uniting Church, and performed as Featured Ensemble with Coast Opera Australia.

Image: Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Finals (WinkiPop Media)

"And then there is comic relief in the form of the unlucky-in-love Mayor, played delightfully by tenor Nathan Bryon, with excellent comic timing and a healthy complement of camp." 

- Brydie Wright @WeekendNotes

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