Richard Nicosia, Tenor

Richard Nicosia

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Richard Nicosia,  Spinto Tenor, is just basking in the success of his Canio with Southern New Jersey’s opera company – Opera Seabrook on their production I PagliacciHaving studied early on as a Countertenor with a short career of performance with Westminster Choir College and the Sessione Siena Musica Acadamia, Mr. Nicosia followed his natural talent while studying with Lourin Plant at Rowan University.  In 2004, Richard made the decision to join “The Voice Studio” in Philadelphia under the instruction of international dramatic baritone Robert McFarland.  Since then the spinto tenor has continued his development.  During this time he performed the title role of Verdi’s Otello with The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival and recently completed his first Canio in I PagliacciHe is currently preparing the roles of Dick Johnson in Fanciulla del West; Curley in Of Mice & Men; Florestan in Fidelio; Don Jose in Carmen; the title role in Peter Grimes; and Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
During Mr. Nicosia’s early study, while singing as a Countertenor, he performed at the famed Sessione Siena Musica Acadamia in the roles of Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare and the title role in RinaldoWhile at Rowan University, Richard continued his growth crossing over to the tenor range performing Franz in The Tales of Hoffmann; Monostatos in The Magic Flute; Remendado in Carmen; St. Brioche in The Merry Widowthe Sailor in Dido & Aneas; and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi
Richard Nicosia also performs the oratorio repertoire including Handel’s Messiah and Felix Mendelssohn’s ElijahMr. Nicosia resides with his wife Lauren in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

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RESUME

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Fidelio Fidelio Opera Seabrook 2015
Don Jose Carmen Opera Seabrook 2014

Otello

Otello

Opera Seabrook

2014

King Kasper Amahl

Opera Seabrook

2013

Canio

I Pagliacci

Opera Seabrook

2013


OPERATIC ROLES PERFORMED
Otello Otello Opera Seabrook 2014
Otello Otello Atlantic Coast Opera Festival
Canio I Pagliacci Opera Seabrook 2008 and 2014
Borsa Rigoletto Opera Seabrook
King Kasper Amahl & the Night Visitors Opera Seabrook
Spoletta Tosca Atlantic Coast Opera Festival
Little Bat Susannah Atlantic Coast Opera Festival
Franz Tales of Hoffmann Rowan University
Monostatos Magic Flute Rowan University
St. Brioche The Merry Widow Rowan University
Remendado Carmen Rowan University
Gherardo Gianni Schicchi Rowan University
The Sailor Dido & Aneas Rowan University
Rinaldo Rinaldo Sessione Siena Musica Acadamia
Tolomeo Giulio Cesare Sessione Siena Musica Academia

 

ROLE PREPARED
Curley Of Mice & Men Floyd
Dick Johnson Fanciulla del West Puccini
Don Jose Carmen Bizet
Florestan Fidelio Beethoven
Peter Peter Grimes Britten
Lensky Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky


ORATORIO and CONCERTS PERFORMED
Tenor Soloist The Messiah G. F. Handel
Tenor Soloist Elijah Felix Mendelssohn
Tenor Soloist Judas Maccabeaus G.F. Handel
Tenor Soloist Mass in B minor J. S. Bach
Tenor Soloist Missa Solemnis W. A. Mozart
Tenor Soloist Coronation Mass W. A. Mozart
Tenor Soloist Mass for a Coronation H. Purcell


TRAINING

Voice Teachers: Robert McFarland; Dr. Lourin Plant; Scott McCoy; Patricia Wolf
Directors: Carlos Zapata; Robert McFarland; Copeland Woodruff; John Garrison
Conductors: Martin Knoublauch; Robert McFarland; Jeremy Gill; Salvatore Scarpa
Coaches: David Loftin; Richard Raub; Tiziana Vieira; Tim Richards; Kim Barroso; Ruslan Odintsov

EDUCATION
Shenandoah Conservatory
Westminster Choir College
Rowan University
 
LANGUAGES
English, Italian, German, French, Russian

OTHER SKILS
BQ Chef

 

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