" Nicholas Huff [...] has the melting lyric timbre, beguiling stage personality and theatrical aplomb to dominate the stage. "
— SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW
Hailed for "Vocal and dramatic fearlessness” (Voix des arts) Tenor, Nicholas Huff has taken leading roles across the country including Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Florida Grand Opera; Peter Quint, the leading tenor role in Britten's eerie drama Turn of The Screw; Lucano in il coronazione di Poppea with the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, and many others, including new titles. Mr. Huff has performed roles in new and modern operas such as Joseph Treat in Victoria Bond's modern work Mrs. President, and even created new roles, Niño Polilla in the world and international premieres of No se culpe a nadie, and Fabian Hart in Jake Heggie's magical-realism opera If I Were You for the renowned Merola Opera Program. Nicholas' most recent modern work was as Mitch in Florida Grand Opera’s new production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Other recent credits include Prince Charmant in the rarely heard Viardot setting of Cendrillon; and in Miami Lyric Opera’s production of L’elisir d’amore as Nemorino “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 will next perform as Tamino in Opera Fort Collins’ production of Die Zauberflöte, a role and company debut.
Mr. Huff has been part of several young artist programs, from the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop, to both the Summer Residency and year-long studio at the Milwaukee Florentine Opera, as well as the Florida Grand Opera studio, and Merola Opera’s Young Artist Program.
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, and Executive and Artistic Director of the Kenosha Opera Festival.
Miami Lyric Opera
A Streetcar Named Desire
Florida Grand Opera
City Lyric Theater