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Ziad Nehme


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Phone: +49 40 35719380

A particular focus for Ziad Nehme is the contemporary repertoire. At the Nationaltheater Mannheim he sang the role of Natale in the world premiere of the opera "Esame di Mezzanotte" by Lucia Ronchetti. From 2016 to 2018 he appeared in the leading role of Rogelio in the world premiere of Martin Matalon's opera "L´Ombre de Venceslao" in the CFPL coproduction of the Théâtre Du Capitole de Toulouse, the Grand Théâtre de Reims, the Opéra de Marseille, the Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Opéra Grand Avignon, the Opéra de Toulon and others.

Ziad Nehme – Tenor

Ziad Nehme was born (1984) in Tripoli, Lebanon. On leaving school he attended the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music in Beirut studying piano and voice with Arthur Satyan and Kévork Karamétélian. He subsequently completed his Masters in Opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he had studied with Josef Wallnig and Boris Bakow.

On completion of his studies, Ziad Nehme became a member of the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera. Subsequently he received permanent engagements at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven, the Staatstheater Oldenburg and from 2014 to 2016 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. There were also guest engagements at the Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, the Kiel Theater and the state theaters of Kassel, Darmstadt and Mainz. Further engagements led him to the Göteborg Konserthuset, Teatro Real Madrid, Shanghai Grand Theater, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Berlin Philharmonie.

He has sung under renowned conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Simone Young, Dan Ettinger, Kent Nagano, Alessandro De Marchi, Lorenzo Viotti, Alexander Soddy, Stefan Soltesz and Barbara Hannigan, and has worked with directors including Hans Neuenfels, Tatjana Gürbaca, Achim Freyer, Lydia Steier, Harry Kupfer, Tilman Knabe, Sasha Waltz and Markus Bothe.

The tenor's operatic repertoire includes Conte Almaviva, Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Arbace, Basilio, Alfred in "Die Fledermaus", Camille de Rosillon, Boni, Male Chorus in "The Rape of Lucretia", Swan in "Carmina Burana", Nerone in Handel's "Agrippina" and Oronte in "Alcina", Truffaldino in "The Love of Three Oranges", Marquis in Prokofiev's "Gambler" and 1st Jew in "Salome".

Recent engagements include: in 2018-19 the role of Sellem (The Rake's Progress) under Barbara Hannigan in Gothenburg with a resumption in Munich as well as the roles of the First Witch and the Sailor (Dido and Aeneas) with the Sasha Waltz Company at the Teatro Real Madrid. In addition, Ziad appeared at the Hamburg State Opera as Jaquino (Fidelio), Oronte (Alcina), Remendado (Carmen), Achille (Belle Hélène) and Trin (Fanciulla del West), and sang the role of Monostatos (The Magic Flute) at the Berlin State Opera. In 2019-20 he made guest appearances at the Berlin State Opera as 1st Jew (Salome) as well as First Witch / Sailor (Dido and Aeneas) and at the Darmstadt State Theater as Prince Sternschnuppe in the operetta "Frau Luna". Guest engagements with the Sasha Waltz Company (Dido and Aeneas) at the Ludwigsburg Festival and at the Shanghai Grand Theater had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Plans for the 2020-21 season include "Salome" at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Achille at the Hamburg State Opera, 1st Jew and Remandado at the Berlin State Opera and tenor soloist in "Pulcinella" at the Philharmonie de Paris.



P. Abraham

The Flower of Hawaii

Lilo Taro

L.v. Beethoven



R. Benatzky

The White Horse Inn

Dr. Siedler

L. Bernstein

On the Town


G. Bizet



J. Bock

Fiddler on the Roof


B. Britten

Death in Venice

Hotel Porter

Peter Grimes

Bob Boles

The Rape of Lucretia

Male Chorus

B. Dean


1. Police Officer

G. Donizetti

Lucia di Lammermoor


H. Dufek

Sturmkind (WP)


G. Gershwin

Crazy for you

Bela Zangler

U. Giordano

Andrea Chenier


C. W. Gluck

Iphigénie en Tauride


G. F. Handel




Witch of Endor



E. Kálmán

The Csárdás Princess


G. Kampe

Anoia (WP)


F. Lehár

The Merry Widow

Camille de Rosillon, St. Brioche

The Tsarevich


P. Linke

Frau Luna

Prinz Sternschnuppe

M. Matalon

L’Ombre de Venceslao (WP)


C. Meurant

Herakleitos (WP)


C. Monteverdi

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria


W. A. Mozart

Bastien und Bastienne


Le nozze di Figaro

Basilio, Don Curzio

Don Giovanni

Don Ottavio

The Magic Flute

Monostatos, Tamino (stud.) Priest

Così fan tutte




M. Mussorgsky



J. Offenbach

La belle Hélène


F. Poulenc

Dialogues des Carmelites

Premier commissaire

S. Prokofiev

The Love for Three Oranges


The Gambler


G. Puccini



Madame Butterfly


La fanciulla del West


H. Purcell

Dido and Aeneas

Sailor, First Witch

The Fairy Queen

Tenor soloist

J.-P. Rameau

Les Indes galantes

Don Carlos

L. Ronchetti

Esame di mezzanotte (WP)


G. Rossini

l Turco in Italia


Il barbiere di Siviglia

Conte Almaviva

C. – M. Schönberg

Les Misérables


D. Shostakovich

Lady Macbeth of Mzensk

Shabby Peasant

F. Schreker

Der ferne Klang

1st Chorus member

J. Strauß

Die Fledermaus / The Bat

Dr. Blind, Alfred

R. Strauss


1st and 2nd Jew

Der Rosenkavalier

Faninal's Haushofmeister

Ariadne auf Naxos



2. Schäfer

I. Stravinsky

The Rake’s Progress


G. Verdi

Un ballo in maschera

Un Giudice

La Traviata

Giuseppe, Gastone

Simon Boccanegra



Dr. Cajus

Un giorno di regno

Conte Ivrea



R. Wagner

Die Meistersinger

Balthasar Zorn


1st Grail Knight, 4. Knappe


1st and 2nd Nobleman of Brabant

Tristan und Isolde

A Herdsman, Young Sailor

K. Weill

The Seven Deadly Sins

1st Tenor (Family)

J. S. Bach
Magnificat BWV 243
Christmas Oratorio (I-III)
St. John Passion (Evangelist)
Cantatas BWV 140, 142, 211
L. v. Beethoven
Choral Fantasy op. 80
H. Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette
L. Bernstein
B. Britten
Canticles I, II
Serenade for Tenor and Horn
On this Island
Folksongs and Purcell Arrangements
F. Durante
A. Dvořák
Mass in D major
G. F. Handel
Messiah (stud.)
J. Haydn
Great Organ Mass, Hob. XXII 4
Missa in Tempore Belli (Kettledrum Mass)
M. Hoffmann
Cantata: Meine Seele rühmt und preist
R. Keiser
St. Mark Passion (Evangelist, Arias)
G. Mahler
Selected Songs
F. Mendelssohn
W. A. Mozart
Requiem KV 626
Vesperae solemnes de confesssore in C Major, KV 339
Coronation Mass, KV 317
Coronation Mass, KV 317 Mass in C Major "Credo", KV 257
Great Mass in C Minor, KV 427
C. Orff
Carmina burana (Swan)
A. Pärt
Berlin Mass
G. Rossini
Petite Messe solennelle
Messa di Gloria (T2)
A. Schönberg
Brettl Lieder
F. Schubert
Mass in E-Flat-Major, D 950
Die Winterreise
Die schöne Müllerin
C. Schumann
6 Lieder, op. 13
R. Schumann
Liederkreis op. 24
A. Vivaldi
Magnificat RV 610


All information are subject to change

05 September 2021 (Swiss Premiere) und 08/09/10/11/16/17/18/19 September 2021
Tenor „Staatstheater“ (M. Kagel)
Luzerner Theater (Co-production with Lucerne Festival)
Conductor: Stefan Schreiber, Director: Lydia Steier