Nicholas is an opera singer and a senior at San Diego State University.
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Growing up in a musical household, Nicholas has pursued his passion for singing through gospel, jazz, musical theater, and now operatic performance. He is an active member of San Diego Opera’s Opera Exposed! program as a featured soloist in community outreach concerts and public masterclasses with company principal artists.
A winner of the San Diego District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, baritone Nicholas Newton is garnering due attention as an up-and-coming baritone in the opera world.
Hailed for his “polished vocal technique and heart-tugging emotional communication,” by the San Diego Story, Nicholas most recently performed the baritone solos in Maurice Duruflé's "Requiem" with San Diego Master Chorale. He has also performed Gershwin’s "Catfish Row" with the San Diego Winds and has been heard as Aeneas in Purcell’s "Dido and Aeneas," as Amelia’s Husband in Menotti’s "Amelia Goes to the Ball," the Bishop/Montparnasse in Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical "Les Misérables" at San Diego State University and Balthazar in Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" with The Village Church Community Theater.
Nicholas is also the first place winner in the vocal division of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artist Competition, the Cal-Western Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, the Choral Club of San Diego Vocal Competition, the San Diego district NATS competition two years in a row, and he received a Special Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Regionals. In the summer of 2015, he was also a participant in the OperaWorks Emerging Artist Program.