Monterone in Rigoletto; Second Soldier in Salome. First-year HGO Studio artist. Previously at HGO: Third prize winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Alumnus of Young Artists Vocal Academy (2016).
About the Artist:
A San Diego native, Nicholas Newton has pursued his passion for singing through gospel, jazz, musical theater, and now operatic performance. Notable performances include the roles of Count Ceprano in Rigoletto and Capulet (cover) in Roméo et Juliette with Wolf Trap Opera, Achilla in Julius Caesar at Rice University, and L’arbre and Le fauteuil in L’enfant et les sortilèges at Aspen Music Festival under the baton of Robert Spano. Newton was a winner at the 2018 San Diego District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the first place winner of the 2018 Virginia & Susan Hawk Competition; he has won top prize in voice three years in a row at the Musical Merit Foundation Scholarship Auditions. He recently performed the role of Blitch in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah at Rice University in March, under the baton of Patrick Summers. In summer 2019, he sings Monterone in Rigoletto with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.