Zoltan Nagy started his international career as the youngest ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera. Recognized by opera critics for his strengths in both dramatic and comic roles, he is regularly invited to perform as a guest artist in many of Europe’s leading opera houses.
Zoltan’s most requested role was Escamillo (Carmen), a role he has performed in over 12 productions in theatres like Bilbao (ABAO), Teatro Massimo di Palermo, RTE Orchestra in Dublin, the Shaanxi Grand Opera House in China, the State Theatre of Nuremberg, among others.
As Schaunard (La Bohème) has performed at Oper Leipzig, Opera de Nice, Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen and Opera Ghent, etc.
He studied at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in his hometown Cluj-Napoca under Professor Gheorghe Roşu and he participated in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project.
During his permanent as guest soloist of the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, Zoltan has been invited to perform the role of Guglielmo (Cosi Fan Tutte), Silvio (Pagliacci), the title role in Kodaly’s Hary Janos, etc.
He made his Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow debut with the role of Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro). He has sung Haraschta (The Cunning Little Vixen) at the Hamburg State Opera, Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus) at Teatro Verdi Trieste, Calchas (Iphigenie en Aulide) in Athens, Schmied (Egk’s Peer Gynt) in Theater an der Wien.
In Spain he made his debut as Alberich (Siegfried) at Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, followed by another invitation for a new production of Götterdämmerung as Alberich in 2019/20 season.
After that he debut as Count Tomski in a new production of Tchaikovsy’s Pique Dame at the Opera Festival Heidenheim accompanied by the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker.
Zoltan has worked with conductors such as Marco Armiliato, Pinchas Steinberg, Ulf Schirmer, Renato Palumbo, Fabio Luisi, Marc Minkowski, John Wilson, Alejo Perez, Tomas Netopil, Guillermo Garcia Calvo, Leo Hussain, Marcus Bosch among others. Some of the stage directors Zoltan has collaborated with are: Peter Konwitschny, Damiano Michieletto, Inga Levant, Stefano Poda, Calixto Bieito, Paris Mexis, Thorsten Fischer, Georges Delnon, Maurizio Scaparro, and Immo Karaman.
Among his future projects Jenufa at Theatre an Der Wien, Bohème at Royal Opera House London, Carmen at Teatro Regio Turin, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at Teatro Regio Parma, L’amour des trois oranges at Komische Oper Berlin, etc.