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Ida Nicolosi

Ida Nicolosi

Ida Nicolosi

Ida Nicolosi, a “bright, beautiful soprano voice” (Kansas City Star), is originally from Swedesboro, NJ.  Ms. Nicolosi holds both her B.M. in music education and M.M. in vocal performance and pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.  In the fall of 2003, she moved to Kansas City to pursue an artist certificate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has been an adjunct voice instructor at the conservatory of music for the past four years.  Ms. Nicolosi was an apprentice artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, where she later joined their educational outreach troupe, Opera Iowa, singing the role of Despina in Cosi fan tutte. Other roles she has performed include La Rana (La bella dormente nel bosco), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Sister Constance (The Dialogues of the Carmelites), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and Lucy (The Telephone).  Ms. Nicolosi has sung with The Gotham Chamber Opera, The Des Moines Metro Opera, Brevard Music Center, Blacksburg Master Chorale, and at both the Spoletto Festival USA and the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC. As an oratorio singer, she has performed such works as Bach’s B-Minor Mass and St. John Passion, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Mass in G, and Vaughan-William’s Dona Nobis Pacem. Ms. Nicolosi recently sang the role of Lisette with the Kansas City Puccini Festival last May and is currently singing for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s educational opera troupe this season.  Upcoming performances include part two of Olivier Messiaen’s song cycle Poemes pour Mi and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers.

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