Winnipeg-based tenor Nolan Kehler brings an energy to the stage that is infectious for an audience. A participant in Manitoba Opera’s 2021 Digital Emerging Artists Program, Nolan’s most recent performances include as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and Canzona, a guest appearance as Nerone in the University of Manitoba Opera Theatre’s L’incoronazione di Poppea as well as several online productions with COSA Canada and Good Mess Opera Theatre. Nolan’s appearances on the virtual stage continue with performances in multiple roles in Pacific Opera Victoria’s highly anticipated production of Elizabeth Raum’s The Garden of Alice. An active member of Manitoba’s choral community, Nolan is slated to perform in concerts with Canzona, Dead of Winter, Polycoro, and the Winnipeg Singers this spring.
A versatile performer comfortable in multiple genres, Nolan was a part of two workshops of The Flight of the Hummingbird. Composed by Maxime Goulet and co-produced by Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, this brand-new children’s opera is based on an Indigenous parable and the graphic novel by librettist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, and focuses on themes of climate justice. Nolan is also the Provincial Coordinator for the Manitoba chapter of Opera InReach, which aims to provide accessible opera education to schools from a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds in Canadian opera. When he is not on performing on stage and screen, Nolan can be heard over the airwaves on CBC Manitoba’s Weekend Morning Show introducing curated classical music selections in his role as technical producer.