Baritone Nathan Keoughan is a rising star to watch, with a budding international career already recognizing him as a dynamic singing actor. Praised for his “booming, rich voice”, Keoughan has been lauded for his “charismatic, frightening, and empathetic” performances (Broadway World).
Born in the countryside of Prince Edward Island to a musical family, Nathan studied voice at the University of Prince Edward Island before joining the New England Conservatory in Boston. Nathan had his operatic start as an emerging artist in Calgary Opera’s McPhee Artist Development program, followed by two seasons with l’Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier lyrique. Nathan was also a finalist in the Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition.
During his tenure with the Atelier Lyrique, Nathan was given the opportunity to cover the role of Pink in l’Opéra de Montréal’s premiere of Another Brick in the Wall, based on the iconic Pink Floyd album. Within the next year, Nathan appeared as Pink in the work’s U.S. premiere with Cincinnati Opera, marking his American company debut. 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 for a sold out run. Nathan was scheduled to perform Pink in 2020, continuing this successful run of ABITW, with Vancouver Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Brott Opera, all of which were regretfully cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Highlands Opera Concert Series
Highlands Opera Studio
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Prince Edward Island Symphony
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.
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
Questo Amor from Puccini's Edgar.
Indian River Festival - August 2021
Pianist Nicole Bellamy
Universum Media and Sound Engineer Peter Gallant.
Soliloquy from Carousel
Recording Engineer Brenden Friesen
Vision Fugitive from Hérodiade by Massenet
Recording Engineer Brenden Friesen
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.
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.