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Tenor Cooper Nolan has been called a “powerhouse voice” with a “bright, focused and expressive” sound by Opera News, while The New York Times claimed that his “powerful tenor served the music well.” This season, Mr. Nolan sings Don José in Carmen with the Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program and General Bollinger in The Manchurian Candidate, as well as cover Nemorino in L’elisir d’aamore. Afterwards, he will join the Santa Fe Apprentice Program to cover Teague in the world premiere of Cold Mountain as well as Narraboth in Salome. This past season, Mr. Nolan performed Rodolfo in La bohème with the Savannah Philharmonic and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Winter Opera St. Louis. In the summer, he joined the Young Artists at the Glimmerglass Festival, where he sang the Officer and covered Bacchus in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. While there, he also covered Samuel Griffiths in Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy. Previous credits include the tenor soloist in Die Erst Walpurgisnacht with the Saint George’s Chorale, Luigi in Il tabarro and the Chevalier de la Force with Lidal North at the Norwegian National Opera.