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“Frisch zum Kampfe,” Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

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“Nothing’s gonna harm you,” Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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“O Columbina, il tenero fido Arlecchin,” Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci


“Frisch zum Kampfe,” Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail


“Nothing’s gonna harm you,” Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


“O Columbina, il tenero fido Arlecchin,” Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

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Nicholas Nestorak

Tenor

Nicholas Nestorak is emerging as a tenor to watch after successful engagements in US regional opera companies. This season, Nestorak performs the Physician in The Fall of the House of Usher and Spoletta in Tosca with Wolf Trap Opera, Pang in Turandot with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, and reprises Gastone in La traviata with Austin Lyric Opera. Last season, Nestorak débuted at Opera Carolina as Gastone in La traviata, and later returned as Trin in La fanciulla del West. He also performed as Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro for Toledo Opera, Ali in Zemire et Azor for Skylight Music Theatre, and sang a solo recital in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Jun
2017

Jun-17
The Fall of the House of Usher
Physician
Wolf Trap Opera
Vienna, VA
Jul
2017

Jul-14
Tosca
Spoletta
Wolf Trap Opera
Vienna, VA
Jan
2018

Jan-19
to
Jan-21
Turandot
Pang
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Cedar Rapids, IA
Apr
2018

Apr-28
to
May-06
La traviata
Gastone
Austin Lyric Opera
Austin, TX
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…tellingly portrayed…
Sweeney Todd  ““ Nicholas Nestorak…was particularly convincing as Tobias, the not-too-bright teenager whom Mrs. Lovett initially treats with motherly kindness. He tellingly portrayed Tobias’ evolution from naiveté through dawning awareness to an apparent psychotic break with reality that leads to the chilling denouement.”Classical Voice America 
…a wonderful singing actor…
Die Zauberflöte  “Nicholas Nestorak revealed himself to be a wonderful singing actor as Monastatos. He invested his text with nefarious import and his lean tenor rode above the orchestra.” – Opera Today 
…passionate and seamless delivery…
Don Giovanni  “As Don Ottavio, tenor Nicholas Nestorak’s passionate and seamless delivery of “Il mio tesoro” was one of the highlights of the performance.”Ann Arbor Observer 
…represent the future of opera…
 Sweeney Todd  “And Nicholas Nestorak as the innocent-minded Toby almost steals the show.The array of talent displayed is quite remarkable since Greenleaf, Poroglic and Nestork…represent the future of opera.” – The Cooperstown Crier
…bright vocal production..
Our Town  “George, the “boy next door” sung by tenor Nicholas Nestorak— who thrilled audiences with his many high Cs in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment at last December’s outdoor concert — did a solid job going through nervousness before his wedding to Emily and her subsequent death in childbirth. A very believable singing actor, with a bright vocal production that sounded fine all evening..”Palm Beach Arts Paper 
Nicholas Nestorak is emerging as a tenor to watch after successful engagements in US regional opera companies. This season, Nestorak performs the Physician in The Fall of the House of Usher and Spoletta in Tosca with Wolf Trap Opera, Pang in Turandot with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, and reprises Gastone in La traviata with Austin Lyric Opera.

Last season, Nestorak débuted at Opera Carolina as Gastone in La traviata, and later returned as Trin in La fanciulla del West. He also performed as Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro for Toledo Opera, Ali in Zemire et Azor for Skylight Music Theatre, and sang a solo recital in Hillsdale, Michigan.

In recent seasons, he delighted audiences as Tobias in Stephen Sondheim’s gruesome favorite, Sweeney Todd, at the Glimmerglass Festival after débuting there as Monastatos in Die Zauberflöte the season before; appeared in the title role of Albert Herring and Jupiter in Semele at Opera MODO; and as Lord Geoffrey in The Picture of Dorian Gray at Opera Fayetteville.

As a Benson Young Artist at Palm Beach Opera, Mr. Nestorak’s assignments included: Tonio in La fille du régiment, Spalanzani and Nathanaël in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Oronte in Alcina, George Gibbs in Our Town, and Malcom in Macbeth. He is also an alumnus of the Young Artist Program at the Crested Butte Music Festival where his assignments included Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Harlequin in Der Kaiser von Atlantis.

Also maintaining an active concert calendar, Nestorak’s concert credits include Händel’s Messiah and Alexander’s Feast, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy; and Mozart’s Mass in C-Major. Nestorak regularly earns accolades in the competition circuit including recognition by Classical Singer Magazine, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Crested Butte Music Festival, and the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition.

Mr. Nestorak holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from University of Michigan, where he appeared as Der Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea. He also earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Hillsdale College, where his credits include Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors and The Beast in Beauty and the Beast. Nestorak’s training also includes time at the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar where he performed Tamino in Die Zauberflöte.

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