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Nicholas Nestorak is emerging as a tenor to watch, having joined the Metropolitan Opera roster this past season as well as performing leading role debuts regionally. Nestorak joined the roster of The Met  to cover Pang in their production of Turandot and Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos.  In addition, he returned to Opera Grand Rapids as Pong in Turandot and stepped in as Brighella for Lakes Area Music Festival in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as the roles of Anton Scalia in Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg and Monsieur Vogelsang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, both for the Princeton Festival. This season, Nestorak will return to The Metropolitan Opera for Falstaff, join Opera San Antonio’s Pagliacci as Beppe, and return to the Princeton Festival for Il barbiere di Siviglia as Almaviva.

Recently, Nestorak performed Goro in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera and Florida Grand Opera, the role of Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Toledo Opera and Opera Grand Rapids, The Witch in Hansel and Gretel with Brava! Opera, and Grant Wood in Strokes of Genius, a new work about Cedar Rapids native Grant Wood, with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater.  He also made his debut as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Opera Roanoke to critical acclaim. [read more...]


"…was particularly convincing as Tobias..." – Classical Voice America

Sweeney Todd – “Nicholas Nestorak…was particularly convincing as Tobias, the not-too-bright teenager whom Mrs. Lovett initially treats with motherly kindness. He tellingly portrayed Tobias’ evolution from naiveté through dawning awareness to an apparent psychotic break with reality that leads to the chilling denouement.”


"...his lean tenor rode above the orchestra...” – Opera Today

Die Zauberflöte – “Nicholas Nestorak revealed himself to be a wonderful singing actor as Monastatos. He invested his text with nefarious import and his lean tenor rode above the orchestra.”


" of the highlights of the performance...” – Ann Arbor Observer

Don Giovanni – “As Don Ottavio, tenor Nicholas Nestorak’s passionate and seamless delivery of “Il mio tesoro” was one of the highlights of the performance.”


"…represent the future of opera...” – The Cooperstown Crier

Sweeney Todd – “And Nicholas Nestorak as the innocent-minded Toby almost steals the show.The array of talent displayed is quite remarkable since Greenleaf, Poroglic and Nestork…represent the future of opera.”


"...thrilled audiences..." – Palm Beach Arts Paper

Our Town – “George, the “boy next door” sung by tenor Nicholas Nestorak— who thrilled audiences with his many high Cs in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment at last December’s outdoor concert — did a solid job going through nervousness before his wedding to Emily and her subsequent death in childbirth. A very believable singing actor, with a bright vocal production that sounded fine all evening..”



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