Macedonian tenor Blagoj Nacoski was born in 1979 in Skopje, in a family of musicians. He studied music and opera singing both in Macedonia and in Italy, first with his mother, and later in Rome, Italy with Mirella Parutto, Antonio Boyer and Anna Vandi, with Silvia Bossa in Florence and with Raul Gimenez in Barcelona, Spain. In February 2003 he made his operatic debut as Arturo in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the stage of Rome Opera House (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma) with Maestro Daniel Oren. Since that moment his career has been blooming across the continents.
He sang at the most prestigious theaters and festivals in the world like Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Salzburg Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper di Monaco, Seattle Opera, Teatro Regio di Parma, Opernhaus Zurich, Frankfurt Oper, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Stuttgart Staatsoper, Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, Royal Theater “La Monnaie” of Bruxelles, Miskolc Opera Festival, Macedonian National Opera of Skopje, Ohrid Summer Festival, Polish National Opera of Warsaw, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Theater, The New National Theater of Tokyo, Suntory Hall of Tokyo, and many others, singing roles like Ferrando (Mozart, Così fan tutte), Tamino (Mozart, The magic flute), Don Ottavio (Mozart, Don Giovanni), Belmonte (Mozart, The abduction of the Serraglio), Ernesto (Donizetti, Don Pasquale), Lindoro (Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri), Don Narciso (Rossini, Il Turco in Italia), Almaviva (Rossini, The Barber of Seville), Elvino (Bellini, La Sonnambula), Peter Quint (Britten, The Turn of the Screw), Lysander (Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) etc.
Nacoski has been dedicated not only to operatic, but also to symphonic and chamber music. In Il Quirinale, the Rome palace of the President of Italy, in 2005 he performed in a concert in honor of Johannes Brahms and his Liebeslieder Waltzer, simultaneously broadcast on Radio RaiTre and Euroradio. Nacoski was the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Macedonian and Sofia Philharmonic Orchestras in honor of their 60th and 75th anniversaries, performed in the Sofia NDK Palace of Culture, conducted by Maestro Sasha Nikolovski - Gjumar. He also sang the World Premiere of “Te Deum” from Flavio Colusso in Rome in 2008 and the World Premiere of “Il Trittico Dantesco” from Bernardino Rizzi in Padua and Aquileja. In April 2009 Nacoski has tributed a concert to Georg Friedrich Händel, performing with the Macedonian Philharmonic in Skopje under Maestro Alessandro D’Agostini.
Nacoski has performed so far with the most acclaimed conductors such as: Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Oren, Ivor Bolton, Bruno Bartoletti, Christoph von Dohnànyi, Riccardo Frizza, Thomas Guschlbauer, Antonello Allemandi, Will Crutchfield, Jonathan Webb, Paul Daniel, Julia Jones, Gerard Korsten, Robin Ticciati, Marcello Rota and the stage directors: Graham Vick, Gabriele Lavia, Daniele Abbado, Peter Kazaras, Marco Gandini, Michael Hampe, Mario Martone, Jürgen Flimm, Christof Loy, John Cox, Claus Guth, Michael Sturminger, Denis Krief, Davide Livermore, Michael Patrick Albano and others.
The Macedonian tenor has gained numerous international recognitions and awards, including: second place at the International Singing Competition, organized in 2002 by Rotary International in Pescara, Italy; at the age of 23, he won in 2003 third place and Recognition for The Youngest Finalist at the Alcamo City International Opera Competition; first place at the “Boris Christoff Foundation” International Competition for Young Opera Singers, in 2002, in Rome; The Award “Pierluigi Damiani” of The Union of Artists of Italy; The Special Award at The Competition “Spiros Argiris” in Sarzana, Italy; The Silver Medallion of “Accademia Filarmonica di Messina”; Winner at the "National Competitions in Opera, Lied and Oratorio Singing of Macedonia", 1995 and 1997. In 2008 he was nominated “Ambassador of the Culture of Macedonia” on behalf of the Macedonian Government. In October 2014, Nacoski gained immense recognition by being included in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs registry of persons that are spreading the Italian culture and the Italian language in the world.
In May 2015 Nacoski had a debut at Teatro alla Scala in Milano in the opera "Turandot", a premiere that opened the largest event in the world for 2015 - EXPO Milano, with the presence of a large number of heads of states, and the play broadcasted live on TV and radio all over the world. After rave reviews he was offered a new role, this time in the opera "Tosca", that will be the next project of this most famous opera theater in the world.
Nacoski working as a free artist in 2014 had debuts in Brazil and in Bangkok, and performances in Japan, Uruguay, and Europe: the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Italy and Germany, continuing through 2015, and scheduled engagements around the world until 2017.