Praised as a “young star” and “complete artist” by the New York Times and “extravagantly gifted… poised to redefine what’s possible for singers of this distinctive voice type” by the San Francisco Chronicle, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen is one of the classical vocal world’s most promising rising stars. He has been honored with the Grand Prize of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant, and 2022 Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and a 2023 George and Nora London Award. His first commercial recording project—the world premiere recording of Kenneth Fuchs’ Poems of Life with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta—was honored with a 2019 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Compendium category, which recognizes albums featuring multiple soloists and multiple works.
During the 2023–24 season, he returns to Glyndebourne to assay the title role of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto in Sir David McVicar’s acclaimed production—he sings the role of Sesto in the same opera for his debut at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini—and he debuts at Deutsche Oper Berlin in the company premiere of Sir George Benjamin’s Written on Skin as First Angel/The Boy in Katie Mitchell’s original production. His busy concert schedule includes the current worldwide tour of Handel’s Rodelinda with The English Concert, I Tre Controtenori at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Bach’s Magnificat with Cantata Collective under the direction of Nicholas McGegan, Bach’s solo alto cantatas Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 and Ich habe genug, BWV 182 with Jeffrey Thomas leading the American Bach Soloists, and Bach’s Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66 and Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 with Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire.