Nathaniel Webster, baritone, graduated with degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He has performed
throughout the world as a concert soloist, giving solo recitals and concerts in New York City at the Weill and Zankel halls at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and the Kosciuszko Foundation, as
well as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and the Goethe Haus Frankfurt. He has participated in the Casals, Ravinia, Music @ Menlo, and Marlboro Festivals. Webster has appeared as a guest
soloist with the Auckland Philharmonic, the Bayerische Rundfunkorchester, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Nashville, and National Symphony Orchestras, and
the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.
Webster has also performed in numerous opera houses throughout Europe and North America, including the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), Paris Opera, the Nationale Reisopera (Holland), Theatre de La Monnaie (Belgium), Dorset Opera (U.K.), the New York City Opera, the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and, most notably, the Frankfurt Opera, where he was an ensemble member from 2002 to 2008, and has returned for guest engagements over the past several years. Recently, Mr. Webster took part in the world premiere of David Lang's "Mile Long Opera" on the High Line in New York City, and participated in a run of open air opera performances at Kloster Chorin, in Brandenburg, Germany. Upcoming engagements include a return to the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden for new roles.
In addition to his operatic interests, Mr. Webster remains committed to the study of art song and chamber music repertoire. In an ongoing effort to "bridge the musical gap," he also enjoys incorporating song repertoire from non-classical genres (such as jazz, musical theater, and pop) into his concert and recital programs. He has performed several such "mixed genre" concerts in recent seasons. Early in his career, Webster was selected by Carnegie Hall to participate in the Christa Ludwig masterclasses and chosen by Margo Garrett and Martin Katz to study both art song and chamber music at the Steans Young Artist Institute, where his performances included the world premiere of Ned Rorem's 9/11 song cycle "Aftermath."
On CD, Mr. Webster can be heard as the baritone soloist in Roberto Sierra's "Missa Latina," with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and in Händel's "Messiah," with the Cathedral Choir of All Saints, (Albany, NY), as well as in the roles of Chief Justice and Bardolph in Gordon Getty's opera "Plump Jack," with the Bayerische Rundfunkorchester, and as Happy in Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West," with the Frankfurt Opera.
A native of Medina, New York, Mr. Webster currently resides in Berlin, Germany.