Nicole Percifield, Mezzo-Soprano

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Canadian Mezzo-Soprano Nicole Percifield recently featured at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, Poland; singing the role of Cathleen, Riders to the Sea; and Hostess, At the Boar’s Head. The International Classical Music Awards nominated the recording, available in 2017, for Best Opera Album.

Percifield has been featured in concert performances with New Haven Symphony, Handel’s Messiah; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, D. Scarlatti’s Salve Regina and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; and the Minnesota Orchestra. She recently performed Debussy’s Chansons Baudelaire at Carnegie Hall with Yale in New York.

Percifield trained as a Resident Artist with the Minnesota Opera, where she appeared as the Page in the company’s production of Salome and as Siébel in Faust. She sang Jo March in the European premiere of Marc Adamo’s Little Women in Bruges, Belgium. Percifield also covered the role of Cherubino, and performed in selected scenes from Verdi’s Rigoletto and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Santa Fe Opera.

Percifield has worked with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera and the Banff Centre, and is a recent graduate of Yale Opera.  She was a finalist at the 2013 Metropolitan Opera Connecticut Districts, advancing to the New England Regionals.