Nicholas Tamagna sings a Monteverdi duet entitlted Vorrei Baciarti, I want to kiss you, with the Pocket Opera of New York. This was the third performance that Nicholas was in that night, in an evening of repertoire opera.
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Nicholas Tamagna was born in upstate New York and as a child traveled with his mother and aunt's band, Leather and Lace. At the University of North Carolina Greensboro he began his academic musical study with the piano. He switched his concentration to voice and transferred to the Manhattan School of Music. He went on to earn a masters degree at Hunter College. Nicholas changed from being a baritone to a countertenor in 2007. He was the first winner of the Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition (2011) and the Arkadi Foundation Opera Idol Competition (2011), as well as a Semi-Finalist (2011) in the first ever countertenor competition, the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award for Countertenors in Lugano, Switzerland. I was the winner of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre competition 2012 and will be competing in Fort Worth, Texas for the Marguerite McCammon Voice Competition.
A special thanks to the Pocket Opera of New York. For more information visit, pocketoperany.org.
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