– Washington Post
As a young tenor, Nicholas Loren sang his first full opera at nineteen and went on to enjoy a
lengthy career during which he sang over forty five leading roles with dozens of American
opera companies and symphony orchestras. The Washington Post heralded him as "A
major discovery" and "the highlight of the evening" in a review of "Sherrill Milnes and
Friends", an opera gala featuring a veritable who's who of world famous operatic luminaries.
Other significant debuts made by this distinguished artist include his recital and concert
appearances at Carnegie Hall and his critically acclaimed bow with L'Opera Francais de
New York at Lincoln Center under the baton of conductor Yves Abel. On the international
scene he enjoyed tremendous successes with the Vancouver Opera and the State Theater
of Pretoria South Africa. "Nicholas Loren thrilled consistently with emotionally gripping
bravura singing" wrote the British magazine Opera.
Loren's academic pedigree includes degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin
Conservatory and the Yale School of Music where he first began fulfilling his passion for
teaching as a teacher's assistant. During his 25 plus years in New York City he maintained a
private studio of diverse singers, assisting classical and Broadway performers alike when
his performance schedule permitted. Included among his notable former students are the
indomitable Marni Nixon and international operatic mezzo soprano Eugenie Grunewald.