About the artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Nicholas Newton has appeared with the company as Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (2022), Daddy/Tim in The Snowy Day (2021), Billy King in Marian’s Song at Miller Outdoor Theatre (2021) and the opera’s world premiere (2020), and Monterone in Rigoletto (2019). He is the third prize winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias and an alumnus of HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy. During the 2021-22 season, his engagements included Basilio in The Barber of Seville at Santa Fe Opera, Handel’s Messiah with Indianapolis Symphony, and joining the roster at the Metropolitan Opera to cover the role of Garibaldo in Rodelinda. His notable performances include the roles of Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with Wolf Trap Opera, Monterone in Rigoletto with The Dallas Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and both Olin Blitch in Susannah and Achilla in Giulio Cesare at Rice University. An avid concert performer and recitalist, Newton is also an alumnus of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and has performed as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Fauré’s Requiem, Stephen Paulus’s To Be Certain of the Dawn, Duruflé’s Requiem with San Diego Master Chorale, the world premiere of Christmas Revels with Las Colinas Symphony, and, most recently, in the Hart Institute for Women Conductors Showcase Concert with the Dallas Opera. In 2021 he was the recipient of a Sullivan Award.