Tenor Nathan Snyder sets himself apart with his energetic performances, commanding stage presence, and attentive musicianship. Praised for his "lovely" portrayal of Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and hailed as "riveting" in his performance of Don Jose in Carmen, Nathan attentively molds the music and characters together throughout the opera repertoire. Recently Nathan performed with Opera Kansas as Frederic in a sold-out production of Pirates of Penzance in February. Just following this February performance the pandemic hit, resulting in many cancelations including a season with Ohio Light Opera as a part of their Young Artist Program. While experiencing many cancelations Nathan was able to perform the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème in a socially distanced production with Boulder Opera, as well as the live-streamed Rodgers and Hammerstein Jubilee with Loveland Opera Theatre, and an outdoor performance of Trouble in Tahiti with Opera Fort Collins.
Nathan has finally returned to the stage and is in the midst of a season of firsts. Beginning with an outdoor performance of Trouble in Tahiti with Opera Fort Collins, then singing William Royle, JB Turner, and Dewey Noyes in the world premiere of “Staggerwing” with Opera Kansas, Prince Charming in Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot with Loveland Opera Theatre, and coming up in March 2022 Nathan will be singing Manrico in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Boulder Opera. Nathan is new to each of these roles/opera and is enjoying learning this new repertoire.
Nathan frequently performs the music of Mozart including Ferrando in (Cosi Fan Tutti), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and the Tenor Soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, which he is reprising in April & May of 2020. Outside of Mozart's wonderful music, Nathan has performed a variety of roles in the operatic repertoire. Ranging from Ruggero in Puccini's La Rondine and Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir D'amore, to more modern operas, including Martin in Aaron Copland's The Tender Land and the title role in Britten's Albert Herring. Nathan is a two-time finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, as well as a semi-finalist of the James M. Collier Young Artist Competition.