Edward Nelson

Edward Nelson


Vocalists — Baritone

“Making his role debut as Pelléas, Edward Nelson impressed with a ringing baritone, excellent French diction and a surprisingly easy top. His ardent tower scene with Susanna Hurrell’s Mélisande was a thrill to listen to. ” —Aksel Tollåli, BachTrack - Pelleas in 'Pelleas et Melisande' at Norwegian National Opera

“Representing two of the most prominent composers Gockley commissioned were Carlisle Floyd (who co-founded HGO) and John Adams—both in attendance and warmly received by the audience. “News” from Nixon in China represented Adams’ landmark minimalist work from 1987, and one of the most often performed operas of the past 30 years. Baritone Edward Nelson, current an Adler fellow in San Francisco’s young artist program, gave it a splendid reading. “Ain’t it a pretty night” from Floyd’s 1956 Susannah no doubt inspired Gockley to commission the half-dozen subsequent operas from the composer, and Ana María Martínez sang the aria radiantly.” —Harvey Steiman, Seen and Heard International - David Gockley Farwewll Gala - San Francisco Opera

“…soprano Julie Adams and baritone Edward Nelson gave superb individual performances during the first half of the evening before joining forces to close the program with a riveting account of the final scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin… while Nelson brought suavity and tonal radiance to ‘Pierrot’s Tanzlied’ from Korngold’s Die tote Stadt.” —Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle - The Future is Now: Adler Fellows Gala - San Francisco Opera

“…Edward Nelson’s attractive Buckley made small but essential contributions to the story.” —Georgia Rowe, Opera News - Lt. John Buckley in Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara - San Francisco Opera

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In the 2016-2017 season, American baritone Edward Nelson makes his European debut at the Norwegian National Opera in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande as Pelleas. He sang mainstage performances of Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and roles in the world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber in his final season as an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera. Other appearances this season include his first performances in Hamlet at West Edge Opera and Schaunard in La bohème at Cincinnati Opera conducted by Louis Langrée. With Jessica . . .

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