Nicholas Provenzale, baritone
From the Kennedy Center to Hong Kong City Hall, Nicholas Provenzale’s international appearances have delighted audiences and critics alike. His operatic engagements include performances with Musica Viva Hong Kong, Indianapolis Opera, Kentucky Opera, San Diego Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and Bronx Opera. As a soloist, he has appeared with the China National Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.
His recordings include the roles of Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Beau Braxton in the world premiere of Pasatieri’sGod Bless Us, Every One, both released by Albany Records.
Recent performances include Aeneas in Wilmington Concert Opera’s virtual production of Dido and Aeneas, solo appearances with the Sioux City Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony, and recitals at the Sam Houston State University Art Song Festival, Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, Payap University in Thailand, and in Columbus, Ohio.
Nicholas won Third Place in the Art Song division of The American Prize in 2016 and won the Hawaii Public Radio Art Song Competition in 2013.
An enthusiastic educator, Nicholas joined the faculty of West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2020 as Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera. He previously served on the faculty of the University of South Dakota, Eastern Illinois University, and Mahidol University in Thailand.
Nicholas received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying with Giorgio Tozzi. He completed a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kentucky, where he studied with Dr. Everett McCorvey.