Nathan Munson has been praised for his vocal beauty, maintaining a versatile presence on the concert and operatic stage. He has sung leading and supporting roles with the Sarasota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, the Atlanta Opera, Opera North, Piccola Opera San Antonio, Capitol City Opera, dell’Arte Opera, and the Illinois Opera Theatre. Roles include Beppe in Pagliacci, the Steersman in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Tom Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Remendado and El Dancaïre in Carmen, Rodolfo in La bohème, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Cassio in Verdi’s Otello, and Dr. Baglioni in a world premiere revision of Daniel Catan’s La Hija di Rappaccini. Recent performances with the Atlanta Opera include roles in Carmen, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Frida, Salome, The Seven Deadly Sins, and Turandot.
In addition to his operatic appearances, Dr. Munson has been a frequent visitor to the concert stage. He premiered a new work for tenor and orchestra in April of 2021, entitled To Be or Not To Be?, composed by Thomas Ludwig. Before cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was to have sung with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Carmina Burana with Berry College. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and debuted with the Helena Symphony Orchestra (Montana) in Handel’s Messiah. He has been soloist in Bruckner’s Te Deum, Bach’s B-minor Mass, Saint John’s Passion and Magnificat, and Mozart’s Requiem. He has also been featured with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, and the Georgia Symphony.
Dr. Munson can be heard on the world premiere recording of The Golden Ticket (Albany Records) and was a featured soloist in a Christmas Concert with the Atlanta Opera, which was recorded live for broadcast by WABE-Atlanta. He is an Assistant Professor of Voice in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music at Kennesaw State University.