Michael Nagl was born in Vienna and began his musical training in the Mozart Boys’ Choir under the direction of Peter Lang. In 2016, he graduated from the Universität für Musik und darstellender Kunst (in the class of Professor Karlheinz Hanser). He made his stage debut in 2014 in the role of Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, and then performed in Hans Krása’s Brundibár as part of the “Day Against Violence and Racism” organised by the Austrian Parliament. He also performed numerous roles during his studies, including Antonio (Le Nozze di Figaro), Masetto and Leporello (Don Giovanni), Simone (Gianni Schicchi) and Frank (Die Fledermaus). In the summer of 2014, he was named “Best Young Singer” at the Otto Edelmann Competition and, in 2015, he won the Gottlob Frick Medal. From 2016 to 2018, he was a member of the Stuttgart Opera Studio, and appeared in their productions of Don Giovanni (Masetto), Faust (Wagner), Eugene Onegin (Zaretski), The Queen of Spades (Narumov), Salomé (First Soldier), and Rigoletto (Count Ceprano). During the 2017-2018 season, he made his Semperoper debut in Dresden and sang Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Vienna Musikverein. In 2018, he was engaged by the Stuttgart Staatstheater and had the occasion to work with conductors like Cornelius Meister, Sylvain Cambreling, Lorenzo Viotti, and Lothar König as well as directors such as Jossie Wieler, Peter Konwitschny and Frank Castorf. In June 2019, he sang the role of Leporello in the Marie-Eve Signeyrole production of Don Giovanni in Strasbourg. During the 2019-2020 season, he made his role debut as Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Stuttgart and sang the role of the Monk in Don Carlo. He also performed in concert in L’Enfance du Christ with the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne under the baton of conductor François-Xavier Roth.
Michael Nagl is making his Paris Opera debut.