Nicholas Simpson,

​​​Upcoming and Recent Engagements:


Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea
Madama Butterfly

Alphonse Stephenson (conductor), Marc Verzatt (Director) Victoria Cannizzo (Butterfly)
Sunday, April 29, 3 PM The Algonquin Theater 

173 Main St, Manasquan, NJ 08736

Maryland Symphony
Elizabeth Schulze (conductor),  Victoria Cannizzo (Tosca), Gustavo Feulien (Scarpia)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:00 pm

The Maryland Theater
27 S Potomac st

Hagerstown, MD, 21740

​Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea

Christmas Concerts

Father Alphonse Stephenson (Conductor,) Victoria Cannizzo (Soprano), Chris Pinnella (baritone) and Ken Wasser (baritone), Amber Daniel (soprano)

Sunday, November 26, 3:00 PM - Sacred Heart Church, 149 South Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (908)-756-0633

Friday, December 1, 8:00 PM - Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave. West Long Branch, NJ 07764 - (732)-571-6889

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 PM - Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07765 - (732)-499-8226

Sunday, December 3, 3:00 PM - Dominican College, 495 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962 (845)-848-7406

Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM - Corpus Christi RC Church, 234 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ 07928 (973)-635-0070 ex 710

Friday, December 8, 7:30 PM - St. Dominic's RC Church, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick, NJ 08724 (732)-840-1410

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 PM - St. Raphael Church, 346 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 (973)-992-9490

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 PM - Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 088801 (908)-735-7319

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 PM - Church of the Immaculate Conception, 540 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611 (609)-586-3705 ex 135

Saturday, December 16, 7:00 PM - The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Sunday, December 17, 2:00 PM - Somerset County Vocational School, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908)-725-1008 ex 104

Sunday, December 17, 7:30 PM - Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973)-226-0979


Barbara Ingram School for the Arts

Masterclasses, October 3 and 4

Hagerstown, MD

New York Opera Collaborative

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi


Nicolò Sbuelz (Music director) with Andrew Cummings (Macbeth,) Jodi Karem (Lady Macbeth)

September 30 7 PM

National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea

Che gelida manina/Mi chiamano Mimí/O soave fanciulla from Act 1 of Puccini's La bohème, and "Bring Him Home" from Boubil and Schoenberg's Les misérables

Father Alphonse Stephenson (Conductor,) with Victoria Cannizzo (soprano)

September 23, 2017

Long Branch, NJ

Berlin Opera Academy

Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss


Peter Leonard (Conductor,) Gidon Saks (Director,) with Kelly Lynn Ferguson (Ariadne,) Anna Voshege (Zerbinetta,)

August 24 8:30 PM

Elisabethkirche, Invalidenstraße 3, 10115 Berlin, Germany


Spotlight on Opera


Directed Bilinugal Children's Opera "Los coyotes y las conejas,"

Voice Instructor, Spanish Diction, Italian Diction

July 2017 

Alamo City Opera
La hija de Rappaccini, by Daniel Catán
Kristin Roach (Conductor,) Cynthia Stokes (Director,) with Sandra Lopez (Beatriz) 

May 20 at 8:00 PM, May 21 at 2:30 PM
Thiry Auditorium at Our Lady of the Lake University

Little Opera Theatre of New York
Prince of Players, by Carlisle Floyd (New York Premiere)
Charles II
Richard Cordova (Conductor) Philip Schneidman (Director), with Sharin Apostolou, Hilary Ginther, Heather Hill John Kaneklides, Michael Kelly, Daniel Klein, Ron Loyd, Raùl Melo, Elizabeth Pojanowski Jessica Sandidge, Marc Schreiner, Bray Wilkins
February 23, 24, 25, 26
Danny Kaye Playhouse

Performance Santa Fe
Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Tenor Soloist

Joe Illick (Conductor), Ellie Dehn (Soprano), Jodi Karem (Mezzo soprano), Matthew Trevino (Bass
January 31, 5:00 PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico​

Spotlight on Opera
Don José
Kristin Roach (conductor), Jessica Blau (Carmen), Austin Siebert (Escamillo)
July 31, 2016
Texas State University

Apotheosis Opera

La fanciulla del West
Dick Johnson
​Matthew Jaroszewicz (conductor) with Stacey Stofferahn (Minnie) John Dominick (Jack Rance), Luca Damilano (Stage Director)

July 22 and 24, 2016
El museo del barrio, New York, NY


Flint Symphony
Carmina Burana

Tenor soloist
​Enrique Diemecke (conductor,) Victoria Cannizzo, Nicolai Strommer, Flint Festival Chorus (dir. Wendy Bloom)
Flint, Michigan, April 30

Opera Delaware
The Four Tenors Concert

With Jeffrey Miller (Music Director,) Gary Seydell, Tim Augustin, and Jeffrey Halili
Wilmington, Delaware, March 3 and 6, 2016

Maryland Symphony

​Don José
With Francesca Aguado (Carmen)
Hagerstown, Maryland, February 13 and 14, 2016

Everybody Can! Opera (London, UK)
Otello (Cover) International Mentor Exchange
​October 23, 2015, St. James Picadilly, London

Columbia Festival of the Arts with Hub Opera
The Turn of the Screw

Prologue/Peter Quint
Andrew Rosenfeld, Conductor
Columbia, Maryland October 3  
Hagerstown, Maryland October 9 and 11

Performance Santa Fe
Tannhäuser and the Road to Redemption: Wagner Decoded
Tannhäuser (excerpts)
With Maestro Joseph Illick, Jodi Karem (Venus)
September 24, 2015 7:30 PM

Apotheosis Opera

With Matthew Jaroszewicz, Conductor, Amber Smoke, Elisabeth, Jodi Karem, Venus, Jacob Lassetter, Wolfram
Museo del barrio, New York City
July 31, August 2, 2015


​Hub Opera
La boheme

With Andrew Rosenfeld, Conductor, Gabrielle DeMers, Mimi, Francesca Aguado, Musetta
Hagerstown, Maryland
May 22, 24, 29 & 30 

​Hershey Symphony
Beethoven 9th Symphony

Tenor Soloist
With Tammy Black, Lauren Curnow Madigan, Jeremy Galyon
April 17, 2015, 11:00 AM​

Altoona Symphony
Beethoven 9th Symphony

Tenor Soloist
Altoona, Pennsylvania
With Teresa Cheung, Conductor, Tami Petty, Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, Randall Scarlata
April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

San Gabriel Chorale and Orchestra

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
With Bruce Cain, Conductor, Dana Zenobi, Soprano, Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo Soprano, Christopher Leake, Baritone
March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM 

​Love and Redemption
With Jeanne Sasaki, Piano
Music of Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Mozart and Korngold
Halletsville concert series/House Concert
Halletsville, TX, Austin, TX
February 7, 2015​

​Wagner Society of Santa Fe and Performance Santa Fe
Selections from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

With Maestro Joe Illick, Piano
December 6, 2014

Beethoven 9th Symphony, Choral Fantasy

Tenor Soloist
October 12, 2014
With Janeene Williams, Liz Cass, David Small, Carla McElhany 
Conducted by Ryan Heller and Peter Bay

​Opera Circle, Cleveland
Die Tote Stadt

June 14
with Dorota Sobieska, William Roberts, and Christina Carr, conducted by Grigor Palikarov

Fort Worth Opera
Silent Night

May 4 & 10, 2014

Little Opera Theatre of New York 
Opportunity Makes a Thief

February 23 at 3:15 PM, February 26 at 7:15 PM, February 28 at 8:15 PM, March 2 at 3:15 PM, 2014 

​Spotlight on Opera (Austin, TX)
Il trovatore in concert

January 11, 2014
with Cynthia Clayton (Leonora,) Cindy Sadler (Azucena,) Ron Ulen (di Luna,) Jesse Enderle (Ferrando) Conducted by Steven Crawford

Mediterranean Opera Studio
Faculty, Artist
Palermo, Sicily, July/August 2013

​Baldwin-Wallace Wagner Intensive
Highlights from Tannhäuser

July 17-27, 2013

​Little Opera Theatre of New York
Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Don José in Act II of Carmen
​Music of Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY July 14, 2014
​With MaryAnn McCormick, Jennifer Moore. Directed by Philip Schneidman, Music Direction by Catherine Miller, 2013