Baritone Nicholas Tocci, has become one of the most sought after artists in New England, with appearances in every state in the region. A New Hampshire native, Mr. Tocci is currently based in Vermont.
Mr. Tocci can be seen performing with many production companies based in the New England area, performing a variety of roles. Some of the most notable include: Schaunard in Puccini’s la Bohème, Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Don Pasquale in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen, Creonte in Cherubini's Medea, and William in Phillip Glass' Fall of the House of Usher.
In addition to his work on the lyric stage, Mr. Tocci can be seen performing as the bass soloist in several concert and oratorio works. He has performed as a soloist in productions of Handel's Messiah, Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem, L'enfance du Christ as Joseph, Bernstein's Mass, Robert Aldridge's Parables: An Interfaith Oratorio. Additional performances include Faure's Requiem, Bach's Cantata 140, Magnificat, and Mozart's Coronation Mass, among others.
Not only a stage performer, Mr. Tocci is also involved in the creation of opera from an administrative perspective. He is currently the Associate Director of BARN Opera in Brandon, VT, where he has both directed (Barber of Seville, Don Pasquale), assisted directed, and constructed their main theatre, the BARN Opera House. In addition to his work as a producer, Mr. Tocci is also an educator. Currently a Professor of Voice at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He is also on staff of Castellopera, a three week summer program providing developmental skills to opera singers of all ages, as well as cultural enrichment for students and community members on the Adriatic coastal town of Cesenatico.
The beginning of 2023 season will feature Mr. Tocci in a variety of productions including a World Premiere, playing the titular role of Giacomo Puccini in Philip Henderson's Giacomo's Muse. A story of the controversy surrounding Puccini and his house maid, Doria Manfredi. Additional future performances include: Timur, in Puccini's Turandot with the New England Repertory Orchestra, and Schaunard in Puccini's La boheme, and bass soloist in Dvorak's Stabat Mater.