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South Florida Classical Review

L'elisir d'amore

An authentic bel canto singer […], free, ringing high tones that stopped the show [… and] the melting lyric timbre, beguiling stage personality and theatrical  aplomb to dominate the stage. 

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Schedule Highlights

The Voice of Spring Recital

The Voice of Spring Recital

SOLOIST

Opera Club
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May 19 2024

La bohème
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La bohème
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RODOLFO

Pocket Opera & Cinnabar Theater

JUNE & JULY 2024

Ravinia Steans Music Institute

Ravinia Steans Music Institute

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The Ravinia Music Festival

August 2024

Bio/About
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About

Tenor Nicholas Huff has been hailed for his "Vocal and dramatic fearlessness(Voix des arts) in leading roles across the country. Highlights include Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Florida Grand OperaPeter Quint, in Turn of The Screw; creating the role of Fabian Hart in Jake Heggie's 2019 magical-realism opera, If I Were You, at Merola Opera; Mitch in Florida Grand Opera’s new production of A Streetcar Named DesireTamino in Opera Fort Collins’ production of Die Zauberflöte; and Nemorino in Miami Lyric Opera’s production of L’elisir d’amore, An authentic bel canto singer […], free, ringing high tones that stopped the show [… and] the melting lyric timbre, beguiling stage personality and theatrical aplomb to dominate the stage.(South Florida Classical Review).

Nicholas is also experienced in new and lesser-known works, such as Prince Charmant in the rarely heard Viardot setting of Cendrillon and Lucano in il coronazione di Poppea (Florentine Opera of Milwaukee). In addition to the Britten and Heggie, Huff has performed other modern works such as Joseph Treat in Victoria Bond's Mrs. President, created the role of Niño Polilla in the world and international premieres of No se culpe a nadie, creating another role as Tommy in the world-premiere workshop of Night of the Living Opera, with Milwaukee Opera Theaterand was part of the definitive, Grammy nominated production recording of Carlisle Floyd's final opera, Prince of Players.

This season Mr. Huff could be heard in Don Giovanni at Winter Opera St. Louis as Don Ottavio, and Sarasota Opera’s Lucia di Lamermoor as Arturo. The 2023-24 season ends with a Symphony debut in The Dream of Gerontius in Milwaukee, Nicholas' role debut as Rodolfo in the beloved Puccini classic, La bohème in San Francisco, and last, Recitals and concerts as part of the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival in August. 

  

Mr. Huff has been part of a number of young artist programs, from both the Summer Residency and year-long studio at the Milwaukee Florentine Opera, and the studio at Florida Grand Opera and Sarasota Opera, to Merola Opera’s Young Artist, and Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist programs. Nicholas is a member of the Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera, a program of the John F Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts.

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. 

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