The American bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee joined the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2020/21. His dizzy making number of roles in 2021/22 included Kreon in Oedipus Rex, Jochanaan and the Spirit Messenger in our unmissable productions of Salome and Die Frau ohne Schatten, De Siriex in a new production of Giordano's Fedora and the title roles in Szymanowski's Król (King) Roger and Bluebeard's Castle. During the 2023/24 season you can hear him as Jochanaan in Salome, Amonasro in a new production of Aida and Escamillo in Carmen. Last season he enjoyed great success here singing his first Hans Sachs in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg which was followed by the title role in Don Giovanni. He also sang Kaspar in Der Freischütz at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Wotan in Das Rheingold at Dallas Opera and Colline in La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper and Los Angeles Opera and rounded the season off with the title role in The Flying Dutchman in Santa Fe. Before coming to Frankfurt he was a member of the Ensemble at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, where roles included Melisso (Alcina), Enrico VIII (Anna Bolena), Count Capulet (Roméo et Juliette), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra), Kaspar (Der Freischütz), Leporello (Don Giovanni) and the Four Villains in Hoffmanns Erzählungen / The Tales of Hoffmann. He sang Mozart's Figaro, Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at Santa Fe Opera, where he returns soon forThe Flying Dutchman, and enjoyed great success jumping in at short notice to sing Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena at the Vienna State Opera. He has won many prizes, scholarships and competitions, including the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.