Winning The George London Competition

"Zachary Nelson, 25, raged through “Nemico della patria” from Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” with a rich, steady baritone that had more depth than most of the others in the competition. (It is easy to sound loud in the dry acoustic of the Morgan’s intimate Gilder Lehrman Hall and harder to sound deep.) Most important, Mr. Nelson captured the crucial element of verismo style: the emotion that is undoubtedly excessive but feels, in the moment, entirely right."- Zachary Woolfe, NYT