Nathan Ruggles, Baritone/Voice Teacher
Nathan Ruggles received
his Bachelor of Music (cum laude) from Washington University in 1999 and his
Master of Music (also from Washington University) in 2003. He also holds a certificate in K-12 Music
Education from University of Missouri, St. Louis. He has performed extensively in the St.
Louis area, appearing with Washington University Opera as Andrew Borden in
Beeson’s Lizzie Borden, Orgon in
Mechem’s Tartuffe, Slim in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men and several others. He has sung for Union Avenue Opera, appearing
as the Perückenmacher in
Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and the
Herald in Verdi’s Otello. He has also sung with Bel Canto Opera (New
Hampshire) as Bunthorne in Patience
and with Operafest! of NH as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and as a priest and armored man in Mozart’s
Magic Flute. He sings with the St. Louis Chamber Chorus,
with whom he has recorded three internationally acclaimed CDs. He has served on the voice faculty at
Washington University since 2003 and also served as adjunct instructor in voice
at Southeat Missouri State University from 2006-2007. He studies voice with John Stewart.
"The last of
them, Herbert Howells' "A Spotless Rose," benefited from the
gorgeous solo work of baritone Nathan Ruggles..."
-St. Louis Post Dispatch