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. She recently joined Pittsburgh Festival Opera as a Cadwallader Resident Artist, where she sang the role of Musetta in a 60’s-inspired production of La bohème. She then made her Montclair Peak Performances debut performing the dual role of Alicia and Kasike in the groundbreaking Afro-Cuban/Yiddish opera Hatuey: Memory of Fire, where she was praised for her “dusky soprano” (The New York Times) and her “stage confidence” (Parterre Box).
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) 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 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 has 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 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. Equally at home in new music, she has sung several world premieres, including the completed 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 the winner of the 2018 Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition, received an Encouragement Award from the 2018 Gerda Lissner Lieder Competition, fifth prize in the 2017 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, and was the proud recipient of a Novick Career Advancement Grant for 2017-2018. She was also graciously awarded several scholarships toward her education at Juilliard, including the Constance Goulandris Scholarship and the George and Marie Vergottis Scholarship. She also served as 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.