“...communicates with the immediacy of
a contemporary singer-songwriter…”

Opera News

“One of the most eloquently communicative
tenors on the scene today…”

The Baltimore Sun

The tenor Nicholas Phan, with his sweet,
clear voice, is on a career roll.

The New York Times

...Phan sings with a fine mixture
of poetry and strength…

Gramophone

A star in the making…exquisitely
artful…

The Sunday Times (London)

...an artist who must be heard.

National Public Radio

...the ravishing beauty of
his tone lingered in the ear.

Chicago Sun-Times

...vocally and dramatically at the level
of the finest international artists.

Chicago Sun-Times

An uncommonly dulcet lyric tenor…

Chicago Tribune

...a bright, confident tenor…

The Financial Times

The young American tenor possesses a lyric
instrument of exceptional quality…

Opera News

The artist behind the voice takes
complete possession of the music…

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Latest News

NICK PERFORMS JANACEK & BRITTEN AT SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC WITH PIANISTS JEREMY DENK & JOYCE YANG

“...Friday’s concert opened each half with one of Britten’s Canticles (I and III), bringing back the young tenor Nicholas Phan after his thoroughly engaging performance on Wednesday as the ill-starred farmboy-seduced-by-gypsy in Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared. Phan’s manner of singing is holistic, encompassing not only a refined musicality but expert diction and compelling dramatic presence. It proved remarkably well-suited to the particular challenges of posed by Britten, whose music Phan has made a specialty…Phan used his ability to modulate from stentorian forte into a caressing sotto voce to movingly expressive purpose, both here and in the opening piano-vocal Canticle I (“My Beloved Is Mine”). The latter, with its ecstatic strands of incantation, highlighted the sweetness of Phan’s top range.”
- Bachtrack

“...The performance of the evening, however, was tenor Nicholas Phan’s tour-de-force in the “Diary of One Who Disappeared.” The task of presenting (from memory) this long and complicated score in Czech paled in comparison to the depth of expression with which Phan invested this quasi-operatic role. Denk provided a full spectrum of almost orchestral colorations at the keyboard, ranging from the spare and subtle to huge washes of sound…the show belonged to Phan, whose impressive emotional and vocal range culminated in a wholehearted, all-out finale of exultation and despair.”
- The Seattle Times

NICK RETURNS TO THE OREGON BACH FESTIVAL FOR BACH’S ST. JOHN PASSION

“...Nicholas Phan brought potent urgency and drama to the critical role of Evangelist. In relating the account of Peter’s realization that he had thrice denied knowing Jesus, for instance, the clear-voiced and incomparably talented tenor delivered the words, “und weinete bitterlich” (“and wept bitterly”), with stunning poignancy, capitalizing on Bach’s effective word painting without becoming melodramatic…”
- The Register Guard

“...Phan appeared last summer as the Evangelist in the reconstructed Bach St. Mark Passion, and in both OBF offerings was commanding and lyric – ‘evangelism’ suits him perfectly. This year, Phan sang the arias as well. This is not for the faint of heart – or voice. His arias were perfection in clear, silvery production…”
- Oregon ArtsWatch

NICK RETURNS TO THE SF SYMPHONY FOR BEETHOVEN’S FIDELIO LED BY MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

“The luxury casting didn’t stop with the leads. Secondary roles were essayed by the likes of rising star American artists: tenor Nicholas Phan (attractive and confident) as Jaquino, and soprano Joelle Harvey (rich-toned and perky) as Marzelline…” 
- The Bay Area Reporter

“The rest of the cast was first rate as well, particularly tenor Nicholas Phan and soprano Joélle Harvey in the opening scenes…”
- San Francisco Chronicle

“...As if knowing what was about to come, Nicholas Phan and Joélle Harvey could then play the opening duet between Jaquino and Marzelline not for lighthearted laughs but for ardor…”
- LA Times