Bass Tareq Nazmi gathered first stage experience at the Bavarian State Opera’s Opera Studio and later on as a member of the Opera´s Ensemble where he could be heard in various roles including Masetto, Speaker, Truffaldino, Nachtwächter, Colline, Publio, or Osman in Les Indes galantes.
In the 2020/21 season Tareq will make his debut as Speaker at the Metropolitan Opera and can be heard in a new staging of Weber´s Freischütz at Bavarian State Opera by Dmitri Tcherniakov.On the concert stage, he will appear under the baton of Riccardo Muti in Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will make his debut with the New York Philharmonic and sing Beethoven´s 9th Symphony in Vienna and Lisbon with Manfred Honeck and Lorenzo Viotti conducting.
Highlights of previous seasons include his role debuts as Filippo II in Verdi´s Don Carlo at Theater St. Gallen and as Banco in Verdi´s Macbeth in Antwerp, a concert tour under the baton of Teodor Currentzis with Verdi´s Messa da Requiem and Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis under Kirill Petrenko in Munich. Furthermore, he went on a tour of Europe as Pope Clement VII in a concert version of Benvenuto Cellini, with Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting. In the 2017/18 season he starred as Bottom in Britten´s A Midsummer Night´s Dream in a new staging by Damiano Michieletto at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, in Verdi´s Requiem at the Tonhalle Zurich and as Zaccaria in Verdi´s Nabucco at Theater St. Gallen, venturing into Verdi repertoire for the very first time. Moreover, he made his acclaimed debut under Constantinos Carydis at the Salzburg Festival in 2016, to where he returned as Speaker in Mozart´s Magic Flute in 2018.
Tareq Nazmi´s particularly varied concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Mozart and Dvořák. He has worked with Washington National Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding, performed in Brahms’ Requiem in San Sebastian under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and was soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under Manfred Honeck in Berlin.
Recitals, too, continue to feature more prominently in his calendar. So far, he gave recitals with pianist Gerold Huber in Munich, Cologne, Ingolstadt, at the Schubertiade Hohenems and at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall.