American bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee is a first prize winner of the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, winner of a Zarzuela Prize at Operalia, and a grand prize winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He began the 2022-23 season with a return to the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt for Hans Sachs in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Other season engagements included returns to The Dallas Opera for Wotan in Wagner’s Das Rheingold , Bavarian State Opera for Grandier in Penderecki’s Die Teufel von Loudun and Caspar in Weber’s Der Freischütz, and to The Santa Fe Opera for the title role in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. Future seasons include debuts at Semperoper Dresden and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and a return to the Metropolitan Opera. At Oper Frankfurt he has also sung Jochanaan in Strauss’s Salome, Creon in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Der Geisterbote in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, De Siriex in Giordano’s Fedora, the title role in Szymanowski’s Król Roger, Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and the title role in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. He has sung Colline in Puccini’s La bohème at Bavarian State Opera, Enrico in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Colline at Vienna State Opera, Colline at the Metropolitan Opera, Paolo in Verdi’s Simone Boccanegra at Zurich Opera House, and Kurwenal in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at The Santa Fe Opera. He has also performed with major orchestras in Cincinnati, Houston, Montreal, Los Angeles and London (BBC Symphony Orchestra).