Princeton Alum of Department of Music’s Certificate Program wins prestigious Award
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15 is one of six winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held last weekend.
Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize. The nine finalists performed on the Met Opera stage in the final concert.
A 2016 participant in San Francisco Opera's Merola Opera Program, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen recently won first prize in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition and was a finalist in the George London Foundation Competition. He made his European professional operatic debut at Vienna's Theater an der Wien as Timante in Gluck's Demofonte with Il Complesso Barocco and has sung Nerone in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Raphael in Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel, and Cefalo in Cavalli's Gli Amori di Apollo e Dafne. In 2015, he received a bachelor's degree in History with a Certificate in Musical Performance from Princeton University, and this summer, he will join Wolf Trap Opera as a Studio Artist for Philip Glass and Robert Moran's The Juniper Tree. Later this year, he will join the Houston Grand Opera Studio as the first countertenor in the program's history, singing Nireno in Giulio Cesare and a Maid in Elektra. Eastern Region.