Hailed as one of classical music’s “rising stars” by The Wall Street Journal, baritone Christòpheren Nomura has performed in more than 250 recitals worldwide.
In the realm of opera, Nomura is known for his portrayals of Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He was Prince Yamadori in the SONY film of Madama Butterfly co-directed by Martin Scorsese and Frédéric Mitter. He has performed operatic roles with the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Boston Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hawaii Opera and Opera Carolina, among others.
Christòpheren Nomura has appeared with many of the prominent North American orchestras, performing under renowned conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, James Conlon, Sergiu Comissiona and Roger Norrington, among others. A noted Bach specialist, Nomura has been a frequent performer at Bach, early music and chamber music festivals.
Nomura’s discography includes recordings on the Sony, Dorian, Teldec, London, Denon, TDK and L’oiseau Lyre labels. His recording of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 on Telarc was nominated for a Grammy (Best Classical Ensemble Recording). Nomura has been the recipient of numerous awards including a four-year Fulbright Grant. He was winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as the Naumburg, United States Information Agency Music Ambassadors and the Marilyn Horne Foundation competitions. He holds a Masters and an Artists Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music.http://calartists.com/