A Houston native, Nathaniel Thompson excelled in singing from a young age. After graduating from the Houston Grand Opera's high school voice studio, Thompson earned his BA in Music at Pepperdine University under the instruction of Dr. Melanie Emelio. In addition to his standard education, Thompson practiced and performed opera in Germany, Salzburg, and Vienna. Through his studies, Thompson worked with internationally acclaimed professionals Dr. Henry Price III, Craig Colclough, and Maestro Richard Bado of the Houston Grand Opera, as well as nationally regarded Professors of Voice such as Professor Nova Thomas (Rice University), and Professor Melanie Sonnenberg (University of Houston).
Under the direction of Maestro Eiki Isomura at Opera in the Heights, Thompson's recent performance as a featured chorister in Eugene Onegin was "fully immersed in Tchaikovsky's lush romanticism".
Though classically trained, Thompson holds a versatile talent for many musical genres including musical theatre, jazz, folk, pop, and rock. When offstage, he enjoys making good coffee and petting cute animals.