In the 2018–19 season, Edward Nelson makes his Opera Philadelphia debut in Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine, where he will sing songs of Francis Poulenc. He will return to the Norwegian National Opera as Dandini in Stefan Herheim’s production of La Cenerentola, debut at the Palm Beach Opera as the title role in Don Giovanni, and sing both Schaunard in La bohème and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. In concert, he will sing Carmina Burana with the Mobile Symphony and a recital of Lieder at the Four Arts Society in Palm Beach.
Recently, Mr. Nelson made an acclaimed European debut at the Norwegian National Opera in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande as Pelleas, a role he later sang with Opera de Oviedo and covered at the Glyndebourne Festival. He made his Washington National Opera debut as Maximillian in Francesca Zambello’s production of Candide and debuted at the Michigan Opera Theatre as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro. He was also heard with the Milwaukee Symphony in Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony. In his final season as an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, he sang mainstage performances of Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and roles in the world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber.