Tyler Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors. Already enjoying success in a wide variety of concert repertoire, recent
engagements have included performances with Opera Saratoga as Paul in Rocking Horse Winner and the Magician in The Consul, New Orleans Opera and Opera on the James as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni,  Dayton Opera as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Utah Symphony & Opera as Le théière/ Le petit vieillard in L’enfant et les sortileges, Opera Naples as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Opera Omaha as Trin in La fanciulla del West, Opera Tampa and Wide Open Opera in Ireland as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and in Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as well his return to Le Festival Lyrique International de Belle-Île en Mer as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Ferrando in Così fan tutte and as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C,  Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore and Requiem.

The 2018-2019 season saw him as Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera on the James, Elijah with Salt Lake Choral Artists, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Irish National Opera, and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Festival Lyrique International de Belle-Île en Mer. Upcoming engagements include Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Tampa.

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"Opera Saratoga’s Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson has tackled vital political issues in his programming before, but even he can’t have realized how timely Gian Carlo Menotti’s Cold War “Broadway opera” The Consul (1950)would be this summer. Seen on July...


"Tenor Tyler Nelson, who played the magician, displayed great sleight of hand, much to the audience’s pleasure and sang quite wonderfully. He took pleasure in his role." 

-The Daily Gazette

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"Lawrence Edelstein’s powerful production is clear and compel...


"As Leporello, bass-baritone Joseph Barron was an audience favorite, offering a portrayal as humorous as it was richly sung. It is a shame that his aria “Ah pietà signori miei” was omitted. Missing also was “Dalla sua pace”, another artistic miscalculation as tenor Tyl...


"Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock gives Donna Elvira more of a spine than many directors often allow. As such she serves as an ultimate foil to Giovanni, not the mere doormat that he has used and tossed aside. Elvira still provides many of the humorous moments in the opera...


“TYLER NELSON, making his entrance on bicycle and sporting some seriously slicked-back hair, sang up a storm as Gonzalve and exuded no end of icky charm. . . TYLER SIMPSON rounded things off with his ripe, steady bass-baritone and humorous flair as Don Inigo. . . The s...

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