Nicole Piccolomini

Nicole Piccolomini

This season American mezzo soprano Nicole Piccolomini makes her debut with Shanghai Opera as Mistress Quickly FALSTAFFand Theater Bonn in the title-role of Piazzolla’s MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES. She returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as The Page SALOME and will also reprise her acclaimed performances of Erda SIEGFRIED at Oper Leipzig. Future seasons include her debut as Maddalena RIGOLETTO with Michigan Opera Theatre.

Last season Ms. Piccolomini returned to Oper Leipzig as Erda DAS RHEINGOLD and SIEGFRIED in addition to performances of Leipzig’s first DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN in over 40 years. The mezzo also joined the Venice Chamber Orchestra for the Wesendonk Lieder at Sala concerti di Palazzo Pisani in Venice, Italy.  She also made house debuts with Santa Fe Opera as Maddalena RIGOLETTO and at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari as Solokha CHERIVICHKI in addition to a concert with Italia Arte Fest and the Czech Virtuosi orchestra at the Rudolfinum in Prague.

In past seasons Ms Piccolimini made debuts as Erste Norn GÖTTERDAMMERUNG at the Dutch National Opera and joined the Caramoor International Music Festival as Maddalena RIGOLETTO and was a featured soloist in a musical celebration of the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. that will be televised on PBS and internationally.

Ms. Piccolomini has appeared at Lyric Opera of Chicago as Maddalena RIGOLETTO and has joined the Deutsche Oper Berlin for numerous roles including Fenena NABUCCO, Maddalena RIGOLETTO , Erste Norn and Flosshilde GÖTTERDAMMERUNG , Federica LUISA MILLER, Flosshilde DAS RHEINGOLD, Dritte Dame DIE ZAUBERFLOETE, Erste Magd ELEKTRA, Schwertleite DIE WALKUERE, Dryade ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Contessa di Coigny ANDREA CHENIER, La Marquise de Langlade MARIE VICTOIRE, and Rosalia TIEFLAND. Other recent performances include the title role of Roussel’s Padmâvatî at the Spoleto Festival in Italy; Flosshilde DAS RHEINGOLD, Grimgerde DIE WALKUERE, Erste Norn and Flosshilde GÖTTERDAMMERUNG as well as Lola CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA with the Opéra national de Paris; Azucena IL TROVATORE at the Teatro Verdi di Busseto; Ulrica UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Communale di Modena, and Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania; further performances of Maddalena RIGOLETTO at the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Delaware; Musetta in Leoncavallo’s LA BOHEME with Opera de Oviedo; Grimgerde DIE WALKUERE with the Teatro alla Scala, Staatsoper Berlin, and the the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Dryade ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with the Bayerische Staatsoper and the title role in Piazzolla’s MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York.

Equally active on the concert stage, she joined New York City Ballet as the soloist in Leonid Desyatnikov Russian Seasons in Saratoga Springs, Bermuda Philharmonic for Handel Messiah, Umbria Music Fest for Verdi Messa da Requiem, and New Jersey Opera Theatre for a concert of opera favorites.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Nicole was a 2010 grant recipient from the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation and has also previously received the Curt Engelhorn Scholarship from the American Berlin Opera Foundation. From 2002-2006, the mezzo soprano was a resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and participated in the young artist programs of both the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Caramoor Music Festival.

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Robert Gilder
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