Nicholas Nelson - Don Inigo Gomez
The Armchair / A Tree
Portland Opera Studio Artist
Previously at Portland Opera
Mandarin, Turandot (2011)
Before becoming a member of the Portland Opera Studio Artist program, Nicholas Nelson performed with Central City Opera as a 2010 Apprentice Artist. This past summer, Nelson performed the role of the Bonze in Madama Butterfly under the direction of Catherine Malfitano. Nelson also sang with Central City Opera in 2009, covering the role of Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Originally from Winthrop, Minnesota, Nelson attended the University of Minnesota as a student of Glenda Maurice. During his study, he performed the roles of Colline in La Bohème, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Seneca in L'incoronazione di Poppea. He has twice won first place in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition and has appeared in recital several times for the organization. In 2007, Nelson won First Prize at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Minnesota District.
This season, Nelson will be singing the Mandarin in Turandot and Gomez in L'heure espagnole, and Armchair and Tree in L'enfant et les sortilèges.