Role(s) in this year's festival:
Mr. Kofner: "The Consul"
Secret Police Agent: "The Consul"
2nd Soldier: "Coronation of Poppea"
Liberto: "Coronation of Poppea"
3rd Friend of Seneca: "Coronation of Poppea"
Ensemble: "Tucker Everlasting"
Previous NUOVA Roles:
2021: Participated in the Hybrid Program
I am actively reviewing my roles in each opera I am casted in, as well as taking the time to figure out each character character I am playing. Since this is my first time preparing a role (or in this case, multiple roles) for an opera, I have been taking a lot of guidance from my teacher James Westman in my preparations. He has already given me a lot of insight on the best practices to use for practicing, working with my conductors and directors, and working on character.
As I have been told many times by James Westman, Opera NUOVA provides one of the best opera training programs in North America. As a young artist, I felt that it would be in my best interest to pursue this opportunity. I completed the Hybrid Program last year, and I decided that I wanted to do this year's program so I can experience the full program in-person, and work on multiple operas.
Nohl Egan is a 22 year old baritone from Chatham, Ontario. He has been performing on stage for over 9 years. Some of his previous show performances include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simeon), Chicago (Amos Hart), Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar Wolf), and West Side Story (Ensemble). He also participated in Opera NUOVA's Hybrid Program in 2021.
Nohl studied computer science at the University of Western Ontario, and also completed a minor in music. In his time at Western, Nohl studied voice with Brian McIntosh, and James Westman. Before Western, Nohl took voice lessons with Christine Prosser. He is extremely grateful for what all his teachers taught him, and for molding him into the performer he is today.