Paul Nilon is established as one of Europe’s outstanding lyric tenors in a wide repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Britten.
He has worked with many leading orchestras and ensembles in the UK and Europe. In opera he has worked for most of the major British opera companies. Companies abroad include the Bayerische Staatsoper, Netherlands Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, San Francisco Opera and Dallas Opera.
Recent and future operatic engagements include the title role in a new production of Idomeneo for ENO, Chartkov in Weinberg’s The Portrait, Albert Gregor The Makropulos Case and the title role of La clemenza di Tito (Opera North), Sultan in Vivaldi’s La verità in cimento, Paolo Maometto II and Aschenbach Death in Venice (Garsington Opera), the title role of Idomeneo for Gothenburg Opera, Grimoaldo Rodelinda (Bolshoi Theatre Moscow), Paolo Maometto II and Ermione for Volkstheater Rostov, the world premiere of Life is a Dream by Jonathan Dove and Scribe Khovanschina for Birmingham Opera Company.
Concert engagements include Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven Symphony no. 9 with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Elgar’s The Kingdom in Worcester Cathedral, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Rachmaninov’s The Bells and The Dream of Gerontius at Three Choirs Festival, the world premiere of Blackford’s Not in our Time with Bournemouth Symphony Chorus in Bremen, Mozart Requiem with the ORTVE in Madrid, Stanford’s Stabat Mater with Huddersfield Choral Society as well as recitals for Kirker Festival, Ischia and Ilkley Concert Club.