ABS Academy News: Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen selected to Merola Program

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor

ABS is pleased to report that ABS Academy alum, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Academy 2015) will be returning to the Bay Area this summer as a “Merolini” young artist in the Merola Opera Program. Being selected for this elite, opera training program is a great honor and we are delighted that so deserving an artist will enjoy this opportunity. Congratulations, Aryeh! [Read more about the 2016 Merola Program class here.]

Attendees of last summer’s ABS Festival & Academy may remember Aryeh’s superb performances in Bach’s Mass in B Minor, where he performed the arias “Agnus Dei” (August 9) and “Qui sedes ad dextram Patris” (August 16), and in the “Baroque Marathon” where he sang music by Moulinié and J.S. Bach, including the aria “Wenn kömmt der Tag” from Cantata 70.

The ABS Academy is accepting applications for the 2016 program, which will be held from August 1-14 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen sings "Agnus Dei" in Bach's Mass in B Minor with Jeffrey Thomas and the ABS Festival Orchestra

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen singing “Agnus Dei” in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Jeffrey Thomas and the ABS Festival Orchestra, August 2015.