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Baritone NATHANIEL WATSON is a versatile artist who has performed successfully in a wide variety of musical styles since 1982. Highlights include Der Freischütz with the New York Philharmonic under Sir Colin Davis and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under Kurt Masur and in Carnegie Hall with Sir Roger Norrington in the conductor’s debut concert in America. He appeared in the title role in the Boston Early Music Festival production of Cavalli’s Ercole amante in Boston, at Tanglewood, and at the Utrecht Festival in Holland, and was featured in the Salzburg Festival production of Weill’s Mahagonny.
Recent seasons have included performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque, Messiah with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with L’Orchestre symphonique de Québec under Yoav Talmi, Purcell’s King Arthur with Tafelmusik, Mozart’s Magic Flute in Calgary, and Handel’s Semele with Pacific Opera Victoria. Originally from Boston, Watson attended the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. He has studied for many years with Herbert Burtis.