Maria Nockin

Maria Nockin

Born in New York City to a British mother and a German father, Maria Nockin studied piano, violin, and voice. She worked at the Metropolitan Opera Guild while studying for her BM and MM degrees at Fordham University. She now lives in southern Arizona where she paints desert landscapes, translates from German for musical groups, and writes on classical singing for various publications.


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Boston Gets New Opera Company Gil Rose, the artistic director of the now defunct Opera Boston, is the general and artistic director of brand new Odyssey Opera, according to the

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Barton Wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Contest On Sunday June 23, 2013, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton conquered four other finalists in David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales, to win

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New Mariinsky II Opera House Opens to the Public With three nights of celebratory gala performances, the new, state-of-the-art Mariinsky II Opera House opened in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May

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George London Foundation Announces Competition Winners On March 1, 2013, the George London Foundation awarded a total of $82,000 to young American and Canadian singers. Prizes of $10,000 went to

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Kennedy Center to Expand The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon begin construction of an expansion project to be located south of the existing facility, reports

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NYC’s Dicapo Opera Suspends Performances Writing on the Dicapo Opera website, Founder and General Director Michael Capasso announced that the company will be on hiatus through midyear because of money

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Kennedy Center Debuts 5,000-Pipe Organ The Kennedy Center has a new organ built by Casavant Frères, according to the Washington Post. The Center presented it at a popular free concert

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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Announces Premieres Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has commissioned three new works. As a result, it will have a major premiere at each of its

On Her Way : Cecilia Violetta López

Soprano Cecilia Violetta López is enjoying a successful season as a resident artist at Opera San José. Among the things she credits for helping her get there are two terrific experiences at summer training programs.

Read Up! : Navigating the Choppy Waters of a Singing Career

The recently released second edition of Carol Kirkpatrick’s Aria Ready gives singers pursuing a professional career a thorough understanding of what that career entails and a step-by-step guide for finding success.

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NYC Opera Sells Sets and Costumes from Older Productions The New York City Opera is selling older sets and costumes in order to save storage fees, according to the New

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Indianapolis Symphony May Become a Part-Time Ensemble The Indianapolis Symphony, one of only 17 full-time orchestras in the nation, is proposing a shift to part-time status as part of a