Bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee has been described as “charismatic and charming” (The New York Times) with a “commanding presence” and “rich tone” (Musical America). He is a first-prize winner of the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, winner of the zarzuela prize at Operalia, and Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand-prize winner. In the 2018/19 season, as a member of the ensemble at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Brownlee sang in new productions of Der freischutz (Kaspar) and The Tales of Hoffmann (Villains), as well as in the revivals of Anna Bolena (Enrico VIII). A former Domingo- Colburn-Stein Young Artist at Los Angeles Opera, he has been seen as Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, Sprecher in The Magic Flute, the Bonze in Madama Butterfly and Captain Gardiner in Moby-Dick, all conducted by James Conlon. He also sang Colline in La bohème conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at LA Opera, and debuted at The Dallas Opera and Atlanta Opera in the same role. The 2017 Richard Tucker Career Grant recipient debuted at Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon as Escamillo in Calixto Bieto’s production of Carmen.