" Impeccable control over fiato. "
— EL NUOVO HERALD
Tenor, Nicholas Huff’s “Vocal and dramatic fearlessness” (Voix des arts), close the gap between the audience and the footlights, and have lead him to numerous leading roles in his young career.
Mr. Huff’s credits include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni, Florida Grand Opera) “[Huff] delivered the difficult aria ‘Il mio tesoro’ with assurance, traversing well the tricky runs that required every bit of real estate from his vocal cords.” (Miamiartzine.com), “Impeccable control over fiato” (El nuovo herald); Lucano (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Florentine Opera), “[The duet was] erotic, unabashed, dramatic…” (UrbanMKE); Peter Quint, (Turn of The Screw, Eastman Opera Theater); Bill (A Hand of Bridge, Eastman Opera Theater); Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore, Carthage Student Opera); Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi, Carthage Student Opera); and Paolino (Il matrimonio segreto, Florida Grand Opera).
Mr. Huff has performed a number of roles in new operas such as Joseph Treat in Victoria Bond’s Mrs. President (Rochester Lyric Opera), and Niño Polilla in the world and international premieres of No se culpe a nadie (La Coperecha, and The Broadband Ensemble), and created the role of Fabian Hart in Jake Heggie’s newest opera If I Were You for the Merola Opera Program.
Mr. Huff has been part of a number of young artist programs, from the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop, to both the Summer Residency and year-long studio at the Milwaukee Florentine Opera, the renowned Merola Opera Program and, most recently, he has been in the studio at Florida Grand Opera.
From Kenosha WI, Nicholas studied at Carthage College where he earned his BA in Vocal Performance, and the Eastman School of Music where he earned an MM in Vocal Performance & Literature. Nicholas is a senior adviser and founding associate of Brew City Opera, of Milwaukee, WI; and the Co-Founder and President of the Kenosha Opera Festival, of Kenosha WI.
At Miami Lyric Opera
One of Donizetti's best-loved, classic operas! A poor, clueless country boy falls in love with the educated, beautiful Adina - and gets into mischief trying to win her affection.
La fille du regiment
At Kenosha Opera Festival, WI
Girl loves boy. Boy loves girl. Girl was raised in military regiment and none of her many father figures approve of boy... See if they can make it work!
Coming AUG 2021
At Opera in the Rock, AR
One of Donizetti's "Queens" operas, this title follows the end of Ann Boleyn's life and contains some of the composer's best writing.
Coming OCT 2021