13 May 2014

Interview with Singer, Director, Instructor – Doug Nagel – Rejoice In Your Voice™ Masterclass Podcast


Welcome to the Rejoice In Your Voice™ Masterclass Podcast, where I interview industry professionals, asking important questions of conductors, agents, singers, coaches, teachers, and directors, sharing powerful knowledge to help you craft your path to performing success!




Today, I am excited to introduce you to Doug Nagel. He is an accomplished vocalist, director, and teacher.



Click “play” button below to listen to interview. 


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Douglas has performed well-loved Baritone roles for regional opera companies across the US, roles including Don Giovanni, Bartolo in the Barber of Seville, Germont in La Traviata, Figaro in the Marriage of Figaro, and the list goes on and on…


Flying Dutchman
Doug in The Flying Dutchman


His director repertoire is equally as impressive, with productions such as Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Girl of the Golden West, Elixir of Love, and many more. He recently retired as Artistic Director of Rimrock Opera in Montana.


Aida for Rimrock Opera
Doug, Director for Rimrock Opera’s Aida


I was lucky enough to work with Douglas as my director during his years in Southern Oregon, as he staged the successful productions of La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, and The Merry Widow.


Doug and I for the Rogue Opera


Doug just wrapped up his school year as Assistant Professor of Voice and Choral Studies at Montana State University in Billings and is currently joining West Bay Opera’s cast of The Magic Flute, singing the role of The Speaker.


Doug and one of his students at Montana State University Billings
Doug and one of his students at Montana State University Billings


Click on the podcast above to hear what Doug has to say about…

– managing performance nerves

– must-have business skills

– the solution to a common mistake young artists make


And Doug shares his best practices of…

– learning music

– developing a character

– how to find balance in thriving creative life 


Click here for  more information about Doug’s upcoming performance in West Bay Opera’s production of The Magic Flute: May 23rd, 25th, 31st and June 1st. 


My intention is to give you valuable tools to help you live the thriving singer’s life you deserve. 


Please share what information from the interview was most valuable to you.




I would love to know what questions you would like me ask in the future.


How can I help you craft your path to performing success?


Happy singing!




P.S. Would you like to take voice lessons?

Email me today for your free 30-minute singing lesson and voice assessment in-studio or via skype – my email: triciapine@rejoiceinyourvoice.com

I look forward to hearing from you! 




  1. What an accomplished individual!!! I love the pic of you with him at the Opera ~ we can learn so much from people outside of our realm (I’m not much of an opera/play person) when we open are hearts and listen to their songs!

    1. Thanks, Laura ~ for you message. Doug is wonderful – such huge heart! So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I So wish you lived nearer to us.. I’d SO much love to study with you and also share your amazingness with my kids!

    1. Thank you so much, Cena! That would be fun wouldn’t it! I see in our future a fun singing weekend workshop in your neck of the woods and if you ever want to connect via Skype let me know 🙂 Big hugs to you!


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