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Horizon Award recipient, Tyler Nelson to teach masterclass day of CFA Gala

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2-3:30 PM
(2-3 PM Singers; 3-3:30 PM Q&A)
Thompson Chamber Music Hall in David Gardner Hall
All students, faculty and guests are welcome
Tyler Nelson will receive the Horizon Award presented at the College of Fine Arts annual Gala on Sept. 22. The award honors an accomplished mid-career alum on the rise. Nelson will be teaching a masterclass earlier that day in the School of Music. 

Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors. Already enjoying success in a wide variety of concert repertoire, recent engagements have included performances with Irish National Opera as Tamino in "Die Zauberflöte," Opera on the James as Alfredo in La Traviata, Opera Saratoga as Paul in "Rocking Horse Winner" and the Magician in "The Consul," New Orleans Opera and Opera on the James as Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni," Dayton Opera as Belmonte in "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," the Utah Symphony & Opera as Le théière/ Le petit vieillard in "L’enfant et les sortileges," Opera Naples as Alfred in "Die Fledermaus," Opera Omaha as Trin in "La fanciulla del West," Opera Tampa and Wide Open Opera in Ireland as Almaviva in "Il barbiere di Siviglia," and in Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as well multiple performances with Le Festival Lyrique International de Belle-Île en Mer as Arturo in "Lucia di Lammermoor," Nemorino in "L’elisir d’amore," Ferrando in "Così fan tutte" and as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s "Mass in C" and Mozart’s "Vesperae solennes de confessore" and "Requiem."

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