Tenor, NICHOLAS HUFF, delivers a powerful, honest take on classic operas, closing the gap between the audience and the footlights.
Mr. Huff has performed numerous roles, including Lucano in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea,
"[The duet was] erotic, unabashed, dramatic..." (UrbanMKE); Peter Quint, the leading tenor role in Britten's eerie drama Turn of The Screw; Bill in Barber’s short opera A Hand of Bridge; Don Basilio in Mozart's charming classic, Le nozze di Figaro, his performance possessing "Strength and Integrity" (Rochester City Newspaper), Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore; and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. Nicholas’ music theater inroads include singing as Marius in Les Miserables; and Don Quixote in music theater golden-age classic Man of La Mancha. Mr. Huff has performed roles in new operas such as Joseph Treat in Victoria Bond's modern work Mrs. President, and even created roles like Niño Polilla in the world and international premieres of No se culpe a nadie and Fabian Hart in Jake Heggie's new, magical realism, action opera If I Were You for the renowned Merola Opera Program.
Nicholas plans a busy 2019-2020 season – Alongside If I Were You, he will solo in Messiah with the FAAF Orchestra of Kenosha WI, and sing as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Matteo Borsa in Verdi’s Rigoletto; and Paolino in the classical rarity, Il matrimonio segreto, for the Florida Grand Opera of Miami.
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, and is thrilled to join the Florida Grand Opera studio, in residence in Miami for the 2019-2020 season.
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, a new touring opera company in Milwaukee, WI.