Success as Mandryka in Strauss's Masterpiece "Arabella"

"Mandrykas do not grow on trees in any arena, and Zachary Nelson's tireless, fresh vocalism over three hours of hard singing proved pretty astonishing: he commands a powerful, attractive baritone that is solid from bottom to top: the part's rigors seemed to cost him little effort. This is definitely a singer to watch attentively. Dramatically he was plausible and impassioned..."-David Shengold, Opera News