Tenor ALEXANDER NISHIBUN is gaining recognition for his "smooth-toned voice [of] spring-water clarity" (Boston Classical Review), musical versatility, and engaging presence. His music has been characterized as “a delight…” and “capable of stealing the show” (Portland Press Herald). His varied roles have included Nemorino from L’Elisir d’amore, Prunier from La Rondine, Fenton from Falstaff, Tamino and Monostatos from Die Zauberflöte, and Frederic from The Pirates of Penzance. Nishibun has sung with the Portland Opera YAP, the Boston Early Music Festival YAP during their nationally acclaimed Niobe, Regina di Tebe production, and continues to perform widely.
A frequent oratorio soloist, Nishibun’s recent and upcoming performances include Handel’s Messiah, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Haydn’s The Creation, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Keiser's Brockes-Passion, and Mozart’s Davide Penitente. His concert work also includes various Monteverdi works as well as recitals in collaboration with the Boston Art Song Society, Calliope's Call, and the Saint Andrew's Singer Series.
In conjunction with his solo work, Nishibun is an active vocal chamber music artist. He performs across the United States with the Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Kinnara Ensemble, Les Canards Chantants, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Handel & Haydn Society, the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Ensemble Origo, Exsultemus, and the Boston Cecilia. A regular studio recording artist, his most recent work can be heard on the Skylark Vocal Ensemble’s newest album, Winter's Night. In addition, his recent and upcoming recording work includes the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Kinnara Ensemble, and the Advent Press.
This season, Nishibun joins the critically-acclaimed Cantus. Hailed as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States (Fanfare), Cantus engages audiences in meaningful music experience and ensures the future of ensemble singing by mentoring young singers and educators.