Winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2006 London Handel Singing Competition, Nathan was born in Stourbridge and attended the Royal College of music, where he studied with Ryland Davies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. He was awarded an Independent Opera Scholarship to the National Opera Studio, where he was further supported by English National Opera, and the Nicholas John Trust. He continues his studies with Tim Evans Jones.
In concert he has performed with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Harry Christophers, the London Mozart Players, the Bach Choir, Les Arts Florrissants, the Northen Synphonia, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Stephen Cleobury. He has most recently appeared with Stephen Layton and the Odense Symphony Orchestra, and in Hereford Cathedral and Glasgow City Halls.
His operatic engagements have included First Armed Man and First Priest in Mozart’s Magic Flute for ENO, Lurcanio in Handel’s Ariodante and Oronte in his Alcina for English Touring Opera, and Belfiore in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera for Opera Bauge.
Current engagements include Belfiore in La finta giardiniera in Luxemburg and Toulon, the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion for the London Handel Society, and Bach’s Magnificat with the Northern Sinfonia.
Nathan Vale performances with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral
Monteverdi’s Vespers, January 2013