Nicholas Kilkenny

Nicholas Kilkenny


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«Memorable moments, both choreographic and vocal, were provided by bass-baritone Nicholas Kilkenny as the prison director Frank...»
Finger Lakes Times (2017)
«...the chorus (led by the multitalented Fiorello of Nick Kilkenny whose unlisted credits also include guitar, triangle and bass drum apparently) added polish and fun to the show.»
Berkshire fine arts (2017)
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniIl Commendatore
2017Menotti: Amahl and the Night VisitorsBalthazar
2016Strauss J.: Die FledermausFrank
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroBartolo
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroAntonio
2014Handel: SerseElviro
2014Puccini: ToscaIl Sagrestano
2014Puccini: Gianni SchicchiBetto Di Signa
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroAntonio
2014Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreDulcamara
2013Weill: Street SceneCarl Olsen
2013Sullivan: Trial by JuryUsher
2013Donizetti: Don PasqualeUn notaro
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFiorello
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Basilio
2013Sullivan: Trial by JuryForeman Of The Jury
2012Gounod: FaustMéphistophélès


A versatile performer of buffo and dramatic characters, including Bartolo, Dulcamara, Colline, Commendatore, and everything between. An advocate for the classics, he also enjoys performing new music, having premiered two new operas in 2016 and collaborated with art song composers in the Western New York area. He has been described as "multi talented" in regards to his abilities as a singing actor. Currently on faculty at two colleges while keeping a performance schedule.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Don Giovanni Masetto Immediately Geneva Light Opera 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Il Commendatore Immediately Geneva Light Opera 2017
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors Balthazar Immediately Westminster Presbyterian Church 2017
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Frank 1 week Geneva Light Opera 2016
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Bartolo Immediately Eastman Opera Theatre 2016


Edwin g levy Young Artist of the year (Nickel city opera)