Recent highlights include performances of Britten’s Gloriana at Teatro Real de Madrid and Carmina Burana by Orff with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon.
Previously a Harewood Artist at English National Opera where he performed roles including Valentin Faust, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream Count Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore L'elisir d'amore and the title role in Billy Budd, he is now an established presence on the continent with roles at Opera de Lyon, Teatro Regio in Turin, Opera Nantes.
A committed concert performer, he returned last season to the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Martyn Brabbins, Sea Symphony with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and made his Hallé debut in Belshazzar’s Feast.
Nelson has a passion for contemporary music, as reflected by recent projects including Gerald Barry’s Importance of Being Earnest at ROH, The Barbican Centre and Lincoln Center, At Sixes and Sevens by Mark- Anthony Turnage and Donnacha Dennehy’s Fedora prize winning opera The Second Violinist, which premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival and goes to the Barbican and New York in 2018/19. His long-established relationship with Scottish Opera continues next season with performances of The Burning Fiery Furnace for the Lammermuir Festival and also in Athropocene. a new work by the critically acclaimed collaboration of composer Stuart McRae and librettist Louise Welsh. Other upcoming performances include soloist in Les Noces by Stravinsky and Carmina Burana at Southbank Centre.
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