M.M., University of Illinois (2009); B.A. Western Illinois University (2005)
Saul Nache, baritone, is known for his expressive and sensitive singing as well as his versatility in different musical genres. Educated as an opera singer at University of Illinois and Western Illinois Unversity, Saul performed in many leading and comprimario roles. He has also excelled at concert literature and enjoys giving solo recitals. While performing in operas, Saul also performed in musical theatre revues, WIU's Summer Music Theatre, and has been the musical director and performer in community playhouse shows. Versatility is something that is a constant pursuit for his performances, while his artistry brings passion and meaning from the text.
Saul has learned the value of easy and consistent singing for his young singers, and he tries to instill that in each student. In addition to vocal stability, he helps to bring out the artistry through the vocal interpretations of the text. These ideas together make a solid, artistic performer.
Saul received the honor of being a vocal fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, was the district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, won the Bravo Award at the Bel Canto Foundation Competition, and was the recipient of the voice scholarships at the University of Illinois and Western Illinois University. He is also on the faculty of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.