Performance Year: 2020
A San Diego native, Nicholas Newton is garnering due attention as an up-and-coming bass-baritone in the opera world. Growing up in a musical household, Mr. Newton has pursued his passion for singing through gospel, jazz, musical theater, and now classical music. Notable operatic roles include Monterone in “Rigoletto” with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Olin Blitch in “Susannah” and Achilla in “Giulio Cesare” at Rice University, and Un Arbre/La Fauteuil in “L’enfant et les sortilèges” at Aspen Music Festival. Notable concert performances include solos in Mozart Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Fauré Requiem, Stephen Paulus’ “To Be Certain of the Dawn”, “Catfish Row” with San Diego Winds, and “Duruflé Requiem” with San Diego Master Chorale. Mr. Newton recently completed his last year in the Master’s program at Rice University and he joins the Houston Grand Opera Studio in the fall for the 2019-2020 season.