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BIO

Baritone Nathan Keoughan is a rising star to watch. Praised for his “booming, rich voice”, this fine singing actor has been lauded for his “charismatic, frightening and empathetic” performances (Broadway World). Nathan’s 2023-24 season includes his Vancouver Opera debut as Escamillo in Carmen, Bernstein’s MASS with Chorus Niagara, a role and company debut as Danilo in The Merry Widow with Toronto Operetta Theatre and covering the lead role of Karl Gustav in the world premiere of Bilodeau’s La reine garçon at Opéra de Montréal.

Nathan’s 2022-23 season began with his first Verdi role, covering Conte di Luna in Opéra de Montréal’s Il trovatore and later in the season he sang triple roles (Adler/Rabe/Zeus) in Pacific Opera Victoria’s production of Braunfels’ Die Vögel. He also joined Sound the Alarm’s tour of Music of the Night in celebration of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in the spring of 2023.

 

Nathan got his operatic start as an emerging artist in Calgary Opera’s young artist program followed by two seasons at l’Opéra de Montréal’s professional training program l’Atelier lyrique. While there, Nathan was given the opportunity to cover the role of Pink in Opéra de Montréal’s new creation Another Brick in the Wall based on the iconic Pink Floyd album, The Wall. The next year Nathan took over the starring role, making his American debut with Cincinnati Opera as the jaded rockstar. In those performances, Mr. Keoughan was praised for his “commanding presence in this marathon leading role, singing for nearly the opera’s duration” (Bachtrack). In 2019 he reprised the role in Toronto at the Meridian Hall and was scheduled to sing further performances at Vancouver Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Brott Opera, all of which were regretfully cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Upcoming

  • Bernstein's Mass
    Bernstein's Mass
    Thu, May 30
    Partridge Hall - First Ontario
    May 30, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – May 31, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
    Partridge Hall - First Ontario , 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2, Canada
    Not-to-be-missed Canadian premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS!
  • Carmen - Vancouver Opera
    Carmen - Vancouver Opera
    Sat, Apr 27
    Vancouver
    Apr 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. PDT – May 07, 2024, 7:30 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada
    Nathan will be performing the role of Escamillo the bull fighter with Vancouver Opera this May.
  • The Classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein
    The Classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein
    Sun, Oct 22
    St. Catharines
    Oct 22, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – Oct 23, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
    St. Catharines, 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2, Canada
    Partridge Hall will be alive with the sound of music as the NSO welcomes Charlotte Knight, Jay Dref, and Nathan Keoughan to sing the classics of Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Carmina Burnana - Brott Music Festival
    Carmina Burnana - Brott Music Festival
    Thu, Jun 29
    Hamilton
    Jun 29, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – Jun 30, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
    Hamilton, 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2, Canada
    Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana opens our festival and is arguably the most frequently performed choral work of the 21st century.

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Il Trovatore

Nathan has the pleasure of covering the role of Conte di Lune at l'Opéra de Montréal in their new production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. 

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The Birds

Later this season Nathan will be making his Pacific Opera Victoria debut in 
The Birds by Braunfels.
Sung in German

February 22, 24, 26, 28, 2022
at the Royal Theatre 

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Questo Amor from Puccini's Edgar.

Indian River Festival - August 2021

Pianist Nicole Bellamy

Universum Media and Sound Engineer Peter Gallant.

Soliloquy from Carousel 

August 2022

Recording Engineer  Brenden Friesen

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Vision Fugitive from Hérodiade by Massenet

August 2022

Recording Engineer Brenden Friesen

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CREDITS

Opera Credits incude

Conte di Luna (cover) from Il Trovatore with Opèra de Montrèal; Gianni Schicchi from Gianni Schicchi with ICAV; Marcello from La Bohéme with LAMP;Pink from Another Brick in the Wall, Toronto; Leo Stein from Twenty Seven with Opera de Montreal; Pink from Another Brick in the Wall, Cincinnati Opera; Escamillo from Carmen with Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil; Sciarrone from Tosca and Paris from Roméo et Juilette with L’Opéra de Montréal (17/18 season); Don Alfonso from Così fan Tutte, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Angelotti in Tosca, Luka in The Bear and Colline in La Bohème with Highlands Opera Studio; First Priest and Armed Guard from Die Zauberflöte with Calgary Opera; Nando from Miracle Flight 571 (World Premier); Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville with the Indian River Festival; Azarias in The Burning Fiery Furnace with Ballet Opéra - Pantomime, Montréal; Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore and Colline in La Bohème with Cowtown Opera, Calgary; While studying at the New England Conservatory Nathan had the opportunity to perform The Speaker from The Magic Flute and The Mayor in Bizet’s Doctor Miracle.

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Nathan Keoughan, was a commanding presence in this marathon leading role, singing for nearly the opera’s duration. The opening “In the Flesh?” was delivered as a recitative, with the full force of Keoughan’s baritone evident shortly thereafter – and in “Don’t Leave Me Now” stretching well into the tenor range.

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