Nicholas Provenzale


From the Kennedy Center, to Hong Kong City Hall, Nicholas Provenzale’s international appearances have delighted audiences and critics alike.

Nicholas’ operatic engagements include performances with Musica Viva Hong Kong, Indianapolis Opera, Kentucky Opera, San Diego Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and Bronx Opera. As a soloist, he has appeared with the China National Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.

Most recently, he performed the role of Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, with Soirée Lyrique in Elgin, Illinois, and joined the Grammy nominated South Dakota Chorale for concerts in Sioux Falls, and Sioux City.

His many roles include Silvio in PagliacciDanilo in The Merry Widow, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Marcello and Schaunard in La BohèmeBelcore in L’elisir d’amore, the Father in Hansel and Gretel, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor.

Nicholas’ recordings include the roles of Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Beau Braxton in the world premiere of Pasatieri’s God Bless Us, Every One, both released by Albany Records.

Nicholas is an active recitalist, most recently performing at the University of South Dakota, Eastern Illinois University, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and Sala Sudasiri Sobha, in Bangkok, Thailand.  In 2016, he won Third Place in the Art Song/Oratorio division of The American Prize, and won the Hawaii Public Radio Art Song Competition in 2013. 

An enthusiastic educator, Nicholas joined the faculty of the University of South Dakota in 2017 as Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera. He previously served on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University and Mahidol University in Thailand, where he was Chair of the Classical Voice Department. He has been a guest teacher and performer at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, Burapha University in Thailand, the Myanmar Institute of Theology.

Nicholas received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying with Giorgio Tozzi. In 2012, He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky, where he studied with Dr. Everett McCorvey.

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