Acclaimed as a performer who "generates a special magic"...
...soprano Nicolette Mavroleon is an exciting and versatile young talent currently based in New York City. This summer, she joins Pittsburgh Festival Opera as a Cadwallader Resident Artist, where she will perform the role of Musetta in an Andy Warhol inspired production of La bohème. She will then make her Peak Performances debut performing the dual role of Alicia/Kasike in the American premiere of Hatuey: Memory of Fire, an Afro-Cuban Yiddish opera that also combines musical theater and Latin dance.
Ms. Mavroleon received both bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Marlena Malas. There, she sang with “the sweet tones of a Disney princess” (Opera News 2017) as the capricious Tina in Jonathan Dove's Flight, as well as Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina, Laetitia in Giancarlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, and Jennie Parsons in Kurt Weill's folk opera Down in the Valley. She also covered the roles of First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Bubikopf in Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis. As a participant in the Chautauqua Music Festival, she sang the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Musetta in La bohème along with the Music School Festival Orchestra.
With her warm, shimmering timbre and sensitive interpretations, Ms. Mavroleon found great success in oratorio and concert repertoire. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Fauré’s Requiem along with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. She also made her international debut this year performing Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, a Spanish-language adaptation of the classic liturgical Mass to Argentinian tango rhythms, with the Sinfonietta Vorarlberg and the AmadeusChor of Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. In 2014, she sang the premiere of the complete song cycle by acclaimed American composer and Juilliard faculty member Wayne Oquin entitled A Backward Glance Over Traveled Roads, in collaboration with Juilliard and Texas State University.
Ms. Mavroleon was graciously awarded several scholarships toward her education at Juilliard, including the Constance Goulandris Scholarship and the George and Marie Vergottis Scholarship. She was a Gluck Community Service Fellow, a richly rewarding program which offers interactive drama, dance, and music performances for residents and patients of various healthcare facilities throughout New York City. She was the proud recipient of a Novick Career Advancement Grant for 2017-2018. Additionally, she was the winner of the 2018 Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition and fifth prize winner of the 2017 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition.