Nicole Galtié

Nicole Galtié

Spinto Soprano

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Performing as mezzo in the earlier part of her career, Nicole has been heard on both sides of the Atlantic in such roles as Baba (The Medium) Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Nicklausse/Voice of Antonia's Mother (Les contes d’Hoffmann). Since coming into the soprano repertoire, she has focussed on concert work (including her first Wesendonck Lieder with Finchley Chamber Orchestra, 2014) and recitals in addition to making an operatic soprano debut in London, as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello with Southgate Opera, in 2012. Ms Galtié will perform her first Four Last Songs (R. Strauss) in 2016. She returned to Finchley Chamber Orchestra in 2015 to perform in a gala concert/Night at The Opera, where she sang a host of beloved arias and pieces from great operas, including: Tannhäuser (Dich, teure Hall), Don Carlo (O don fatale and Tu che le vanita), Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana (Easter Hymn with the Finchley Chamber Choir), closing with Vissi d'arte and Quando m'en vo', from Puccini's Tosca and La Boheme, respectively. Prior to her foray into opera, Miss Galtié started her performance career as a dancer, performing frequently with Ballet des Jeunes and the Mt Laurel Ballet Company. She was also the youngest student, at the time, to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), where she studied Musical Theatre expanding her dance training to jazz and tap alongside intensive Shakespearian acting training. She crossed back over to music theatre briefly, to appear in a 1997 Off-Off-Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, starting as Sister Sarah, to rave reviews. Originally from the US, Ms Galtié attended conservatory at the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase, studying vocal performance, conducting and romance languages. Further academic studies include masters research in literary criticism (New School for Social Research, NYC), a BSc in Neurophysiology and Pharmacology (University of Westminster, London, UK) followed by an MRes in molecular psychiatry at UCL's Institute of Neurology (London, UK). Nicole is also a qualified Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, as skill she brings into her voice teaching, in addition to being an accomplished public speaker and writer on the physiology of singing.
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