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), the Australian Music Foundation Yvonne Kenny Award (2023) as well as the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship (2022).
Upcoming engagements include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Livermore Opera, and 'A Symphonic Christmas' with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Melba Opera Trust.
Recent performances include Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) for SFCM Opera and the Brahms 'Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer' with the San Francisco Bach Choir. Nathan also attended the Aspen Music Festival in 2023 under the leadership of Renée Fleming and Patrick Summers. He performed the role of Christopf in Jimmy López's Bel Canto, and covered the roles of Arbace and the High Priest of Neptune in Mozart's Idomeneo. Roles include The Magician (The Consul), and Silvio/Dr. Miracle/Pasquin (Le Docteur Miracle) for SFCM Opera, and Acis (Acis and Galatea) for Ensemble Polypheme./..
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). 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 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 with Pacific Opera and St Stephens Uniting Church
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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