Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Bahr Fellow
Bass (United States)
HGO Appearances: Colline in La bohème (2012), Spirit of Charles V in performances of Don Carlos (2012), Doctor Grenville in La traviata (2012), Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville (2012, 2011). HGO Studio artist (2011–13).
About the Artist: Nicholas Masters graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA), where he created the role of the Governor in the world premiere of Margaret Garwood's The Scarlet Letter, performed Leporello and Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Count Waldner in Arabella, and sang in La bohème, Capriccio, Falstaff, Lucia di Lammermoor, Anna Bolena, and Norma. He has also sung Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Wolf Trap Opera, Banff Center), and Bill Bobstay in H.M.S. Pinafore and Walter in William Tell (Caramoor Festival). He performed in John Musto's Bastianello and William Bolcom's Lucrezia as a guest artist with Wolf Trap Opera. He is a two-time recipient of a Career Development Grant from the Shouse Education Fund from the Wolf Trap Foundation, was a National Grand Finalist in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and won second prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. In September 2012, he was a semi-finalist in the Teatro Colon Concurso Internacional de Canto 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and this year he won first prize and the People’s Choice Award in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This spring, he will reprise Colline in La bohème with HGO at Miller Outdoor Theatre; this summer he will sing Robert in Les vêpres siciliennes with Caramoor Festival and Sparafucile in Rigoletto with the Opera Theater of Connecticut. Other future engagements include his house debut with Opera Philadelphia and his European debut at English National Opera.
Nicholas Master's Website