Paul Nilon

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Professor of Singing


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Paul Nilon is an RNCM Principal Study Tutor within the School of Vocal Studies and Opera and is established as one of Europe’s outstanding lyric tenors in a wide repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Britten.

In concert, Paul has worked with the LPO, the OAE, the Northern Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé, The Sixteen and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris.  Other performances include Handel Solomon in Florence and Israel under Ivor Bolton, the chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde at the Wigmore Hall with Sir Mark Elder and Janacek: The Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Bath International Festival.

Paul has worked for most of the major British opera companies. Companies abroad include the Bayerische Staatsoper, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Opera and Dallas Opera.

Recent engagements include the title role in a new production of Idomeneo for ENO and for the Buxton Festival, Chartkov in Weinberg’s The Portrait for Opera North, Sultan in Vivaldi’s La verità in cimento for Garsington Opera, the world première of Life is a Dream by Jonathan Dove for Birmingham Opera Company as well as Mahler Das Lied von der Erde with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Tippett A Child of our Time with the Northern Sinfonia and Honneger Jean d’arc du Boucher with the London Symphony Orchestra.