Richard Nicosia, Tenor

Richard Nicosia

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Richard Nicosia, Spinto Tenor, is just basking in the success of his late summer and early fall operatic productions of performing the title role in Verdi’s Otello and the immensely difficult role of Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio.  In mid-summer, the Tenor performed in Marilyn Thompson’s world premier of Tapestry with tremendous audiences and review.  In the 2014 -2015 performance season, Richard performed Canio with Opera Seabrook on their production of Leoncavallo’s  I Pagliacci, and again in the title role on their production of Otello. Having studied early on as a Countertenor with a short career of performance with Westminster Choir College and the Sessione Siena Musica Academia, 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 Pagliacci.   He is currently preparing the roles of Dick Johnson in Fanciulla Del WestCurley in Of Mice & Men;
Don Jose in Carmen; the title role in Peter Grimes; and Lensky in Eugene Onegin

Richard Nicosia also performs the oratorio repertoire including Handel’s Messiah and Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah.  Mr. Nicosia resides with his wife Lauren in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

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RESUME

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Curley

Of Mice and Men

Opera Seabrook, 7/18

Normano

Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera Seabrook, 10/17

Tenor Soloist

Handel’s Messiah

Mullica Hill Trinity Church NJ 12/11


OPERATIC ROLES PERFORMED

Florestan

Fidelio

Opera Seabrook, 10/16

Otello

Otello

Atlantic Coast Opera Festival 8/16

Schtaupitz

Tapestry

First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, TX 5/16

Canio

I Pagliacci

Opera Seabrook,

Florestan

Fidelio

Atlantic Coast Opera

Otello

Otello

Opera Seabrook,

Borsa

Rigoletto

Opera Seabrook

Canio

I Pagliacci

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
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; Sunny Yeatts; Shane Studdard.

Conductors: Martin Knoublauch; Robert McFarland; Jeremy Gill; Salvatore Scarpa; Shane Studdard.

Coaches:  David Lofton; Richard Raub; Tiziana Vieira; Tim Richards; Kim Barroso; Ruslan Odintsov    


EDUCATION
Shenandoah Conservatory
Westminster Choir College
Rowan University
 
LANGUAGES
English, some Spanish

 

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