Tenor, Nicholas Huff’s “Vocal and dramatic fearlessness” (Voix des arts), bring honesty to classic roles, and close the gap between the audience and the footlights.
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 renowned Merola Opera Program.
From the Chicago-Milwaukee area, 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.