Biography

During the early years of his career, Andrey Nemzer has become distinguished for the unique size, flexibility, and range of his instrument. He is the winner of 3rd Prize for Male Voice in the 2014 Placido Domingo Operalia Competition, held in Los Angeles, California.

Mr. Nemzer’s 2014-2015 season includes his debuts with The Opera San Antonio, as Agnes the Digger in Tobias Picker’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox. He will repeat this role also with Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Mr. Nemzer will participate in Spoleto Festival USA, where he will play the role of Re Alfonso and Sole in Cavalli’s Veremonda. He also covers the role of Arsace in San Francisco Opera’s production of Partenope.

A Winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, Andrey Nemzer returned to their stage in 2013-2014, performing the role of the Guardian in Die Frau ohne Schatten. and also covered the role of Orlofsky in their new production of Die Fledermaus. That season’s engagements also included the Pittsburgh Symphony for Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Last season, Mr. Nemzer covered the title role of Giulio Cesare in a new production for the Metropolitan Opera, and joined the Rhode Island Phiharmonic for Handel’s Messiah. The artist, who is a native of Moscow, Russia, recently completed studies for an Artist Diploma at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Andrey Nemzer began his studies at Moscow Choir College, after which he became a touring soloist with the Moscow Choir under the direction of Viktor Popov. During this time, he participated in Russian premiere of Mozart’s Masonic Cantatas at Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall with pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev.

Mr. Nemzer frequently collaborates with many vocal and instrumental ensembles of Russia and The United States. He has appeared in Russia with The Pocket Symphony, under the direction of Nazar Kozhukhar, Intrada Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Ekaterina Antonenko, Moscow Sacred Music Ensemble under the direction of Galina Koltsova, and The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

He began his singing career as a spinto tenor, where favorite credits included Russian premieres of Lulu (Alwa) by Berg, and Peter The Great (Alexis) by Grétry, staged at the Helikon-Opera Theatre.

Andrey Nemzer was the winner of the 2011 Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition, a Second Prize winner of the 2012 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, and a prizewinner in the 2010 Pittsburgh Baroque Competition.