Baritone Nicholas Tocci, is becoming one of the most sought after young artists in New England, with appearances in every state in the region. A New Hampshire native, Mr. Tocci is currently based in Boston, after working on his Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory. During his time in conservatory, he appeared in leading roles in multiple productions, including: Nardo in Mozart’s la finta giardiniera, Manuel in De Falla’s la vida breve, Pallante in Handel’s Agrippina, The Priest/Badger in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and Maestro Spinelloccio/The Notary in Gianni Schicchi.
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: Benoit/Alcindoro in Puccini’s la Bohème, Dottore Grenvil in Verdi’s La Traviata, with Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre, The Bonze/Yamadori in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, with BARN OPERA (VT), Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen, with Raylynmor Opera, Creonte in Cherubini's Medea, with Bennington Chorale society/PanOpera Orchestra, and William in Phillip Glass' Fall of the House of Usher, a workshop project with The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
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 L'enfance du Christ as Joseph, and Bernstein's Mass with The Keene Chorale, Robert Aldridge's Parables: An Interfaith Oratorio, with the Bennington Choral Society. Additional performances include Handel's Messiah, 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, and was fortunate enough to have made his directorial debut with BARN OPERA's production of The Barber of Seville in Brandon, Vermont.
The beginning of 2020 season will feature Mr. Tocci in engagements such as Bartley in a production of Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea paired with a staged version of The Songs of Travel. He will also be seen as Betto in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and the titular role in Mozart's Don Giovanni, with Social Distance Opera.