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Ziad Nehme
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Ziad Nehme was born (1984) in Tripoli, Lebanon. On leaving school he attended the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music in Beirut studying piano and voice with Arthur Satyan and Kévork Karamétélian. He subsequently completed his Masters in Opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he had studied with Josef Wallnig and Boris Bakow. Today, he continues his vocal training with Counter-Tenor Andrew Watts.


From 2008-09 to 2009-10, Ziad was a member of the Hamburg State Opera’s International Studio. He participated in many of the Hamburg State Opera’s main productions in roles such as: Saint Brioche (The Merry Widow), Monostatos (The Magic Flute), Capitano (Simon Boccanegra), Hotel Porter (Death in Venice), Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Carlos (Les Indes galantes), Scribe (Khovanshchina), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus/The Bat), 2nd Nobleman (Lohengrin), 2nd Jew (Salome), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor), Albazar (Il Turco in Italia), L’Abate (Andrea Chenier), Spoletta (Tosca) and Balthasar Zorn (Die Meistersinger).

With the last-mentioned role he guested at Theater Kiel as well.


On leaving the Hamburg State Opera’s Studio the young tenor was engaged at the StadtTheater Bremerhaven where he performed a wide range of roles: Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), Ozzie (On the Town), Spoletta (Tosca), Boni (Csárdásfürstin), Dr. Siedler (Im weißen Rössl/The White Horse Inn), Bela Zangler (Crazy for you) and Shabby Peasant (Lady Macbeth of Mzensk).

In addition, Ziad Nehme guested at the Herrenchiemsee Festspiele 2011 as Dr. Cajus in Verdi’s Falstaff.


From 2012-13 to 2013-14, he was a member of the Oldenburg State Theatre. His roles there have included: Conte Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Swan (Carmina burana), Witch of Endor in Handel’s Saul, Sellem (The Rake’s Progress), Herdsman and Young Sailor (Tristan und Isolde), Andoi (Anoia, world première), Nic (Sturmkind, world première) and the Tenor Solo in Berlioz’ Romeo et Juliette.


Guest engagement in 2013-14 have included: Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Theater Kiel, Spoletto (Tosca) and Dr. Blind (The Bat) for Staatstheater Kassel, and Mottel (Anatevka/Fiddler on the Roof) for Eutiner Festspiele.


Since 2014-15, Ziad is a member of the Nationaltheater Mannheim where he performs roles such as Camille de Rosillon (The Merry Widow), Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges), Natale in the world première of Lucia Ronchetti’s opera Esame di Mezzanotte, Roderigo (Otello) and 1st Jew (Salome). In addition, he appears in Verdi’s Falstaff and Wagner’s Parsifal.


As well in 2014-15, Ziad Nehme makes his debut at Staatstheater Mainz as Conte Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia).


Since 2010-11, the tenor frequenty returns to Hamburg State Opera. His guest engagements there have included: 1st Gralsritter (Parsifal), 1st Police Officer in Brett Dean’s opera Bliss, Monostatos (The Magic Flute), Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus/The Bat) and 1st Nobleman (Lohengrin). In 2014-15, he appears in the new production of Puccini’s La fanciula del West, in The Magic Flute and in Salome.


Ziad is equally at home on both the operatic and the concert platform. Performances have led him to some of the major venues in Europe and to his native Lebanon. Concerts have included Haydn's Great Organ Mass, Mozart's Vesperae solemnes, Credo and Coronation Mass, Schubert's Mass in E-Flat Major, Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Magnificat, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Bach’s Magnificat as well as the Evangelist in his St. John Passion, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Keiser’s St. Marc Passion – to name but a few. Recitals have included Schubert's Die Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin, Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 24 and Schönberg’s Brettl-Lieder.


Ziad has appeared as soloist with the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra (Salzburg), the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra and worked under such conductors as Simone Young, Michael Schønwandt, Stefan Lano, Peter Schneider, Vince Mendoza, Alessandro De Marchi, Stefan Soltesz, Dan Ettinger and Dennis Russell Davies.


Last update November 2014

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