Ida Nicolosi, a “bright, beautiful soprano voice” (Kansas City Star) holds both her Bachelors in Music Education and her Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She received her artist diploma from the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and was an apprentice with the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Janiec Opera Company in Brevard, North Carolina. Ms. Nicolosi has sung with the Spoletto Festival USA, Lincoln Center Festival in NYC, Kansas City Puccini Festival, Opera Iowa, Lyric Opera of Kansas City Educational Outreach Troupe, The Gotham Chamber Opera, The Des Moines Metro Opera, Brevard Music Center, Blacksburg Master Chorale, Kansas City Civic Opera, and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium. She has performed a variety of operatic roles including Lisette (La Rondine), La Rana (La bella dormente nel bosco), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Sister Constance (The Dialogues of the Carmelites), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and Lucy (The Telephone).
Equally excelling in opera, oratorio, and early music, Ms. Nicolosi has performed the soprano solos for such works as Bach’s B-Minor Mass and St. John Passion, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Gloria and Messiah, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Vaughan-William’s Dona Nobis Pacem. In February of 2012, Ms. Nicolosi made her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist for James Eakin’s Flowers over the Graves of War presented by Distinguished Concerts International.
Ms. Nicolosi is also a sought-after performer of contemporary music and her performances of Olivier Messiaen’s Poemes pour Mi and George Crumb’s Apparitions received high acclaim. She continues to present recitals and concerts around the US singing in a variety of different genres and styles. As a choral musician, Ida has sung with Armonia Early Music Ensemble, KC Collegium Vocale, Simon Carrington Chamber Singers and the LA based Cerulean Ensemble.
Ms. Nicolosi has taught voice privately and at the Conservatory at UMKC; and she currently teaches courses in music education and studio voice at Pepperdine University. She has a passion for teaching both privately and at the University level and also enjoys working with children's choirs. Ida Nicolosi resides in Malibu, California with her husband and two young boys.