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

Latest News

NICK RETURNS TO THE OREGON BACH FESTIVAL FOR BACH, MONTEVERDI, MOZART, RACHMANINOV, & STRAUSS

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

“...A good group of solo singers was led by one great one, tenor Nicholas Phan, whose clarion timbre and passionate phrasing commanded attention every time he sang…”
- The Oregonian

Halls/Sackmann reconstruction of Bach’s St. Mark Passion

“...Tenor Nicholas Phan sang the Evangelist and an aria with dynamic variety, plaintive tone and occasional head voice over Halls on organ…Line of the night: After Jesus cries “Eli, Eli, lama asabthani?” the Evangelist translates: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Phan sang it with great tenderness…Best moment: Phan’s dramatic forte-to-pianissimo drop at “But Jesus cried aloud and died…”
- The Oregonian

“...The Evangelist must be the glue that holds the Passion drama together. As is traditional in almost all Passions, this “narrator” is a tenor who must sing a wide vocal and emotional range. Nicholas Phan has the voice and was superb in story telling and musicianship…”
- Oregon Arts Watch

NICK HEADLINES ‘CANDIDE’ AT TANGLEWOOD AND RETURNS TO THE OREGON BACH FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER

“This summer, Nicholas Phan – “an artist who must be heard” (National Public Radio) – returns to his roots, joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood to sing the title role in Bernstein’s Candide, the work that first inspired him to pursue a career in opera (Aug 16). In his third consecutive residency at the Oregon Bach Festival (June 26–July 10), the tenor takes part in performances of Vespers by Monteverdi and Rachmaninoff; Mozart’s Requiem, led by Festival Director Emeritus Helmuth Rilling; an evening of Strauss Lieder; and after proving himself “the standout among the vocal soloists” (New York Times) in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Carnegie Hall last month, a reconstruction of the Baroque master’s St. Mark Passion. Phan also makes his Seattle Chamber Music Festival debut with Vaughan Williams and Brahms (July 18 & 21), and returns to New York’s Bard Music Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary season, to sing Schubert in recital and with members of the American Symphony Orchestra (Aug 8 & 10)...”
- 21C Media Group

NICK SINGS BACH’S ‘ST. MATTHEW’ EVANGELIST AT CARNEGIE HALL WITH ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NY

“The standout among the vocal soloists was the tenor Nicholas Phan, who brought his youthful, tender yet penetrating voice, as well as flawless German diction and affecting immediacy, to the long, challenging part of the Evangelist, the narrator. He has impressive control of his vibrato, sometimes singing high-lying, plaintive phrases with focused sound and choirboy purity. He was so invested in the narrative, you would have thought he was telling us the passion story for the first time.”

- The New York Times