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 completed apprenticeships with the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Janiec Opera Company. 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, and the Kansas City Civic Opera. She has performed a variety of 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, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Vaughan-William’s Dona Nobis Pacem. Ms. Nicolosi is also a sought-after performer of contemporary music and her recent performances of Olivier Messiaen’s Poemes pour Mi and George Crumb’s Apparitions received high acclaim. As a choral musician, she has sung with Armonia Early Music Ensemble, KC Collegium Vocale, and is currently a member of the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers. Ms. Nicolosi taught voice at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for five years shortly after pursuing an artist diploma in opera performance. She currently teaches courses in music education, music appreciation, and studio voice at Pepperdine University.