Nathan Oakes

Appearing as Jumper in The Falling and The Rising – Nathan Oakes

Nathan Oakes, Tenor
Nathan Oakes, Tenor                                             Petite Opera Productions Debut: 2013              Cosi fan tutte/Everyone is Just the Same

Nathan Oakes, tenor, has performed in several productions in the Chicago area including Don Ottavio (“Otto”)/Don Giovanni (Petite Opera Productions, Floating Opera Co, and American Chamber Opera) and Tamino/The Magic Flute (Petite Opera Productions and American Chamber Opera). He appears regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and in 2020, joins the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a supplemental Chorister.

“I’m excited to be performing in The Falling and The Rising because this is a story that anyone can approach and appreciate, whether they have military connections or not.  I have family members past and present who served, and whose stories are their own. By portraying this character, I hope to honor those who served, and those for whom deployment was a one way trip.”

Previously with Petite Opera Productions

  • Otto Gruselig (Don Ottavio)/#metoo Don Giovanni, 2018. New English translation libretto and setting by Petite Opera Productions
  • Tamino/The Magic Flute 3.0—A Space Opera, 2015. New English translation libretto and setting by Petite Opera Productions
  • Randall (Ferrando)/Cosi fan tutte/Everyone is Just the Same, 2013. New English translation libretto by Dimitri Toscas, new Madmen Meets Mozart setting by Petite Opera Productions

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