Per Bach Nissen, Bass

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"Per Bach Nissen as Boris leaves an impressive calling-card as a new bass in the Hannover ensemble. The Dane presents a raven-black, but technically distinctively flexible bass. Dramatically he excelled as the sinister character of the father in-law "(Opernwelt 12.12.)

The Danish bass Per Bach Nissen is a principal soloist at Hannover State Opera, and roles performed in his first season included Boris LADY MACBETH FROM MTSENSK, Gremin EUGEN ONEGIN, Pogner DIE MEISTERSINGER, and Grand Inquisitore DON CARLOS. In late summer 2013 he sang Hagen and Fafner in a shortened Ring version in Copenhagen. Future roles in Hannover include Hunding, Hagen, Commendatore DON GIOVANNI, Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and Theseus MIDSUMMERNIGHT'S DREAM.

In 2014/15 Per Bach Nissen will guest the Royal Opera Copenhagen for the first time as Sacristano TOSCA and Farao AÏDA at Malmö Opera, Sweden. In addition he will maintain his position as soloist in the ensemble at Hannover Oper. In 2015 he will resign his position in Hannover and go freelance.

In summer 2016 he is engaged to sing Fafner in the Frankfurt Opera's revival of the Ring.

PBN made his U.S. debut at The Opera Company of Philadelphia in February 2012 as Osmin/DIE ENTFÜHRUNG. Other engagements include Dr. Bartolo IL BARBIERE at The Concertgebouw with Opera Zuid, Osmin at Teatro Comunale di Treviso and The Stuttgart Philharmonic, as well as Lothario MIGNON and Bürgermeister PREUSSISCHES MÄRCHEN at Schleswig Holsteinisches Landestheater.

He has collaborated with conductors including Karen Kamensek, Christian Badea, Leif Segerstam, Gabriel Feltz, Corrado Rovaris, Matthias Foremny and Ivan Repusic.

Dansk version:
“Per Bach Nissen som ’Boris’ efterlader et imponerende indtryk som den nye bas i Hannovers ensemble. Den danske sanger har en ravnesort, og samtidig markant, teknisk fleksibilitet. Hvad angår det dramatiske, udmærkede han sig i svigerfarens skumle karakter. ” (Opernwelt 12.12.)

Den danske bas Per Bach Nissen var tidligere førstesolist ved Hannover Staatsoper, og har i sin tid der bl.a sunget rollerne som Boris LADY MACBETH FROM MTSENSK, Gremin EUGEN ONEGIN, Pogner DIE MEISTERSINGER, Grand Inquisitore DON CARLOS, Commendatore DON GIOVANNI, Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE og Theseus MIDSUMMERNIGHT'S DREAM. Han fastholdt sin position som solist i Hannover Opers ensemble indtil 2015, hvor han i stedet gik freelance.

I sensommeren 2013 sang han Hagen og Fafner i en afkortet udgave af Ringen i København.
I 2014/15 gæstede Per Bach Nissen for første gang Det Kongelige Teater som Sacristano TOSCA og Malmö Opera som Farao AÏDA.

I sommeren 2016 skal han synge Fafner på Frankfurt Operas genopsætning af Ringen.

Per Bach Nissen havde sin USA-debut på The Opera Company of Philadelphia i februar 2012 som Osmin/DIE ENTFÜHRUNG. Af andre engagementer kan nævnes Dr. Bartolo IL BARBIERE på Concertgebouw med Opera Zuid, Osmin ved Teatro Comunale di Treviso og The Stuttgart Philharmonic samt Lothario MIGNON og Bürgermeister PREUSSISCHES MÄRCHEN på Schleswig Holsteinisches Landestheater.

Han har samarbejdet med dirigenter som Karen Kamensek, Christian Badea, Leif Segerstam, Gabriel Feltz, Corrado Rovaris, Matthias Foremny og Ivan Repusic.

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Repertoire

Please note: This repertoire list is for reference only. The choice of repertoire for a particular project remains at the artist’s discretion.

Opera Roles

Albert Lortzing

ZAR UND ZIMMERMANN/Van Bett

Ambroise Thomas

MIGNON/Lothario

Carl Maria von Weber

DER FREISCHÜTZ/Eremit

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/Seneca

Dmitry Shostakovich

LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK/Boris

Gaetano Donizetti

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR/Raimondo

Georg Philipp Telemann

PIMPIONE/Pimpinone

George Gershwin

PORGY AND BESS/Porgy

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Zuniga

Giacomo Puccini

GIANNI SCHICCHI/Simone
LA BOHEME/Colline
LA BOHEME/Schaunard
MADAMA BUTTERFLY/Bonze

Gioacchino Rossini

IL BARBIERE DI SEVILLA/Basilio
IL BARBIERE DI SEVILLA/Dr. Bartolo
IL BARBIERE DI SEVILLA/Fiorello
L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI/Haly

Giuseppe Verdi

DON CARLOS/Grand Inquisitore
FALSTAFF/Pistola
IL TROVATORE/Ferrando
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA/Sam
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA/Tom

Jean Philippe Rameau

PLATÉE/Jupiter

Jules Massenet

WERTHER/Bailli

Ludwig van Beethoven

FIDELIO/Rocco

Paul Hindemith

CARDILLAC/Goldhändler

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGEN ONEGIN/Gremin

Richard Wagner

DAS RHEINGOLD/Fafner
DIE MEISTERSINGER/Pogner
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG/Hagen
SIEGFRIED/Fafner

Umberto Giordano

ANDREA CHENIER/Roucher

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COSI FAN TUTTE/Don Alfonso
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG/Osmin
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Sarastro
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Sprecher
DON GIOVANNI/Commendatore
DON GIOVANNI/Masetto
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO/Publio
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Antonio
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Bartolo
Oratorios and Sacred Works

Antonin Dvorak

Stabat Mater

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die 7 letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The Seven Last Words), Op. 51, Hob.III:50-56

Georg Friedrich Händel

Israel in Egypt
Samson
The Messiah, HVW 56

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater

Johann Sebastian Bach

Magnificat BWV 243
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Review
Rocco FIDELIO
Detroit News
Sun, 2013-04-14
As the morally ambiguous jailer Rocco, Per Bach Nissen´s sonorous bass was impressive
Osmin DIE ENTFÜRUNG
bachtrack.com
Tue, 2012-02-21
But it was the boorish overseer Osmin, portrayed by Danish bass Per Bach Nissen, who stole the audience favorite price that afternoon. Comical singing is expected, and though it can be very demanding vocally, he delivered. Hilarious antics, even appearing half naked in a Turkish towel, were required in this production. He willingly made a buffoon of himself, and the audience rewarded his devotion to the role with a huge ovation at curtain call. Gale Martin
Rocco FIDELIO
Opera News
Mon, 2013-07-01
Danish bass P.B.N. sang Rocco with confident sonority
Boris LADY MACBETH FROM MTSENSK
Opera Nederland
Fri, 2012-11-23
The Danish bass Per Bach Nissen singing with powerful sound and great volume the difficult role of the tyrannical father Boris
Pogner DIE MEISTERSINGER
Online Music Magazine
Sat, 2013-06-08
P.B.N. bestows Pogner a vocally powerfull bass"
Boris LADY MACBETH FROM MTSENSK
Opera Nederland
Fri, 2012-11-23
The Danish bass Per Bach Nissen singing with powerful sound and great volume the difficult role of the tyrannical father Boris
Osmin DIE ENTFÜRUNG
bachtrack.com
Tue, 2012-02-21
But it was the boorish overseer Osmin, portrayed by Danish bass Per Bach Nissen, who stole the audience favorite price that afternoon. Comical singing is expected, and though it can be very demanding vocally, he delivered. Hilarious antics, even appearing half naked in a Turkish towel, were required in this production. He willingly made a buffoon of himself, and the audience rewarded his devotion to the role with a huge ovation at curtain call. Gale Martin
Osmin DIE ENTFÜHRUNG
bachtrack.com
Tue, 2012-02-21
But it was the boorish overseer Osmin, portrayed by Danish bass Per Bach Nissen, who stole the audience favorite price that afternoon. Comical singing is expected, and though it can be very demanding vocally, he delivered. Hilarious antics, even appearing half naked in a Turkish towel, were required in this production. He willingly made a buffoon of himself, and the audience rewarded his devotion to the role with a huge ovation at curtain call. Gale Martin
Osmin DIE ENTFÜHRUNG
Opera Magazine
Fri, 2012-12-21
I particularly liked Osmin, sung by Per Bach Nissen. This is a notoriously difficult role, and I tend to walk into Abduction knowing Im going to have to forgive the Osmin something, but Mr. Nissen was a delight from the time he stepped onstage to his final bow. Everything from his sustained low D to the various high Fs was handled with aplomb, and the entire instrument is incredibly even. His deftness with physical comedy and his comic timing (especially with Pedrillo) were an added bonus! by Jessica Lennick
Rocco FIDELIO
Detroit Examiner
Sun, 2013-04-14
This production has many fine moments  Per Bach Nissen is perfect every time he sings, no matter with whom he sings.
Rocco FIDELIO
Detroit Examiner
Sun, 2013-04-14
This production has many fine moments  Per Bach Nissen is perfect every time he sings, no matter with whom he sings.
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Photo: Karen Ahrenkiel

Photo: Karen Ahrenkiel

Photo: Karen Ahrenkiel

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