Nicole Salamon is an American mezzo-soprano who resides in Greenwich, Connecticut and New York City. She has recently completed her Masters degree in Vocal Performance at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She holds her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Western Connecticut State University.
Some of her favorite roles performed include The Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ma Moss in Copland's The Tender Land, and Dinah in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti. Nicole was last seen performing the role of Miss Todd in NYU’s production of The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian-Carlo Menotti this past October and was scheduled to perform the role of Florence Pike in Britten’s Albert Herring before covid-19 suspended all performances. She has twice performed the role of Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, first at NYU in April, 2019 and then with Manhattan Opera Studio in June, 2019. While at Manhattan Opera Studio, she was a featured artist in their aria and scenes concert at Carnegie Hall where she performed excerpts from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel as the Witch. In June 2018, she performed the role of the Mother in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at Western Connecticut State University, which won 1st Place in the National Opera Association’s College Opera Production Competition. This production is available for viewing on YouTube.
In Connecticut, she has been a part of many church communities as an alto section leader, soloist, or funeral/wedding singer. Gifted with perfect pitch, positions such as these have offered her many rich performance opportunities. She is currently the alto section leader/soloist for Saint Francis Episcopal Church of Stamford, Connecticut. She loves being involved with church communities as it brings her joy to be a part of another "family" in her life!
In 2017, Nicole participated in the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music summer program in Salzburg, Austria, where she worked with and performed under professional opera singers and conductors from around the globe. She was also one of the four candidates from Connecticut to represent the state at the ACDA Collegiate Conference in Minneapolis in 2018, and performed on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as a chorus member for the The Who’s album Quadrophenia. She is the 2018 winner of the James Furman Performance Competition at Western Connecticut State University, a 2017 recipient of the James Sommers Opera Scholarship, and a regional finalist with the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Miss Salamon is committed and passionate about vocal performance. Be sure to check out some videos and leave a message if you are interested in hearing about this Perfect Pitch Mezzo!