“One of the most eloquently communicative
tenors on the scene today…”

The Baltimore Sun

The tenor Nicholas Phan, with his sweet,
clear voice, is on a career roll.

The New York Times

...Phan sings with a fine mixture
of poetry and strength…

Gramophone

A star in the making…exquisitely
artful…

The Sunday Times (London)

...an artist who must be heard.

National Public Radio

...the ravishing beauty of
his tone lingered in the ear.

Chicago Sun-Times

...vocally and dramatically at the level
of the finest international artists.

Chicago Sun-Times

An uncommonly dulcet lyric tenor…

Chicago Tribune

...a bright, confident tenor…

The Financial Times

The young American tenor possesses a lyric
instrument of exceptional quality…

Opera News

The artist behind the voice takes
complete possession of the music…

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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NICK RETURNS TO THE HOUSTON GRAND OPERA FOR ‘SWEENEY TODD’

“...Nicholas Phan brings rare warmth and sweetness to simple-minded Toby, who becomes Mrs. Lovett’s assistant; his moving “Not While I’m Around” is a high point…”

- Houston Chronicle

“...For starters, with HGO you can count on fabulous singing…Sailing up to celestially pure high notes, tenor Nicholas Phan, in the boyish role of Tobias Ragg, was a treat to hear…”

- Houstonia Magazine

“...Phan plays the sad orphan, passed to Mrs. Lovett from the charlatan barber Adolfo Pirelli played by the spirited Scott Quinn. Little in the opera is as convincing as Phan is when sings the classic ‘Not While I’m Around.’...”

- Culturemap Houston

‘A PAINTED TALE’ IS AN EDITOR’S CHOICE RECORDING IN THE APRIL 2015 ISSUE OF GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

“The year has barely begun and already here’s a disc to remember come all those end-of-year round-ups…”
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- Gramophone

NICK RETURNS TO CHICAGO BACH PROJECT AS THE EVANGELIST IN THE ST JOHN PASSION WITH JOHN NELSON

“Back again was tenor Nicholas Phan in the demanding role of the Evangelist, betraying not a hint of vocal strain as he propelled the narrative with beautiful sound, impeccable diction and a histrionically compelling involvement in each Station of the Cross.”

- Chicago Tribune


“Easily standing out was tenor Nicholas Phan, who was superb in every way as the Evangelist, essentially the work’s narrator. He was invested in every phrase, every word, using nuanced vocal timbres, including a striking falsetto, and vivid storytelling to enliven his singing. High points abounded, such as his drawn-out rendering of the works “wept bitterly,” in which one could palpably feel the description of Peter’s pain.”

- Chicago Sun-Times


“Nicholas Phan’s Evangelist was wonderful last year and, likewise, has gotten even better. Once again, he handled the punishing high tessitura of the part with aplomb and brought a fiery dramatic intensity to the narrator role, consistently illuminating the text with subtle nuance and expressive detailing.”

- Chicago Classical Review