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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Auction of Musical Scores at Sotheby’s in Paris Sotheby’s will have an auction of musical scores and other memorabilia that pertain to music in Paris on October 16 and 17,

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Opera Tour . . . on Bicycles! Five young Canadian singers who are members of The Bicycle Opera Project spent part of this summer cycling around the province of Ontario

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Classical Singer Winners Announced in Chicago The eighth annual Classical Singer Vocal Competition concluded with the final rounds in Chicago, Ill. on May 24-27. More than 1,250 singers participated in

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Passes Away The 86-year-old German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau died at home on May 18, according to the BBC and the Washington Post. Born in 1925, he rose to

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Sandler to Head Lyric Opera of Kansas City Beginning July 1 Deborah Sandler, who has headed Kentucky Opera and the Opera Festival of New Jersey, will become the general director of

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Sir Thomas Allen Gives British Newspaper a Piece of His Mind Sir Thomas Allen is celebrating 40 years of performing at the Royal Opera in London and, according to the

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Metropolitan Opera Mounts Baroque Pastiche The Enchanted Island, a new opera that premiered at the Met on New Year’s Eve and in movie theaters around the world in January, is

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Replace Your Score with a Tablet or Laptop Members of the Borromeo String Quartet play all their concerts from their laptops, and other ensembles are beginning to try out similar

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Desdemona Tells Her Story Some time ago Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and famed theater and opera stage director Peter Sellars argued over the artistic value of Shakespeare’s play Othello.

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McDonald’s Has Vocal Contest for Workers Singers who work for McDonald’s or its franchises are eligible to enter the Voice of McDonald’s Competition. Each year four singers are selected from

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Salvatore Licitra Dies Nine Days after Traffic Accident On August 27, 2011, 43-year-old tenor Salvatore Licitra, who had traveled to Sicily to accept a prize, was injured while riding a scooter in

An American in London

Tenor Steven Ebel shares how he landed a spot as the only American in a London YAP, as well as how he manages to both sing and compose professionally.