Born in 1995 in Vienna, bass Michael Nagl received his musical training as a member of the Mozart Knabenchor Wien, under the leadership of Peter Lang. In the summer of 2016, Michael graduated from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, in the class of Professor Karlheinz Hanser.
Michael’s stage debut came in March 2014 as Don Alfonso/Cosí fan tutte in the Schloßtheater Schönbrunn. In May 2014 he performed in the Kinderoper Brundibár as part of the Tages gegen Gewalt und Rassismus, organised by the Austrian Parliament. In the course of his studies, Michael’s operatic roles included Antonio/Le Nozze di Figaro, Masetto and Leporello/Don Giovanni, Simone/Gianni Schicchi and Frank/Die Fledermaus. In the summer of 2014, he was awarded Best Young Singer at the 2 nd International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition. Following this, Michael was awarded the Gottlob Frick Medal in October 2015.
Further operatic engagements include 2. Geharnischter/Die Zauberflöte and Leporello/Don Giovanni (Stadttheater Baden). Michael was a member of the Oper Stuttgart Opera Studio between 2016 – 2018. His roles there included Masetto/Don Giovanni, Wagner/Faust, Saretzki/Eugene Onegin, Narumov/The Queen of Spades, 1. Soldat/Salome and Il Conte di Ceprano/Rigoletto. In the 2017/18 season, he made his debut at the Semperoper Dresden. Concert engagements include Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium at the Goldener Saal of the Wiener Musikverein.
In the 2018/19 season, Michael is an Ensemble member at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where he has worked with conductors such as Cornelius Meister, Sylvain Cambreling, Lorenzo Viotti, Lothar Koenigs and directors including Jossi Wieler, Peter Konwitschny and Frank Castorf.
In June 2019 he will make his debut at the Opéra National du Rhin as Leporello/Don Giovanni, conducted by Christian Curnyn and directed by Marie-Eve Signeyrole.