Greek-American soprano Nicolette Mavroleon, born and raised in Freehold, New Jersey, is an exciting and versatile young talent based in New York City. In November 2016, she sang with “the sweet tones of a Disney princess” as the capricious Tina in Jonathan Dove’s brilliant modern-day comic opera Flight. (Opera News 2017).
Ms. Mavroleon received both bachelor and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Marlena Malas. There, she appeared as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Laetitia in Giancarlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and Jennie Parsons in Kurt Weill’s folk opera Down in the Valley.
At the Chautauqua Music Festival, Ms. Mavroleon was seen as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème.
Ms. Mavroleon has performed several world premieres by contemporary American composers. In 2014, she sang the premiere of the complete song cycle by acclaimed American composer and Juilliard faculty member Wayne Oquin entitled A Backward Glance Over Traveled Roads, in collaboration with Juilliard and Texas State University. This season, she was a part of the inaugural season of a new, interdisciplinary laboratory for developing new opera called The Opera-Composer Collaborative Project, or OperaComp, with the shared hope of giving voice to the future of the American opera theater.
During her studies at The Juilliard School, Ms. Mavroleon has participated in masterclasses and residencies with legendary artists such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Renata Scotto, Alan Gilbert, Roger Vignoles, and Steven Osgood.