Nikolas Arden


HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION: MM Opera (in progress) Binghamton University; Graduate Studies in Vocal Performance & Literature, Northwestern University; BA Vocal Performance, Butler University

UPCOMING: Tri-Cities Opera: Dater in Speed Dating Tonight!

OTHER APPEARANCES: FullScore Chamber Orchestra: Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors; Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre: Baron Scarpia (cover), Sciarrone in Tosca; Greater Chicago Opera Guild: Tonio in Pagliacci; RESONANZ: Marquis de la Force/Jailer/2nd Comms./1st Officer in Dialogues des carmélites; Maryland Opera Society, Opera in the Woods: Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro; The Professional Advantage: Ford in Falstaff.

CONCERT APPEARANCES: Baritone Soloist in Dubois’ Les sept paroles du Christ; Baritone Soloist in Faure’s Requiem; Baritone Soloist in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem; Bass Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Baritone Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem; Baritone Soloist in CPE Bach’s Magnificat

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES: Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artist Program (2011); Opera Santa Barbara Young Artist Program (2010)