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Nicholas Kilkenny

Assistant Professor of Voice


  • D.M.A., Eastman School of Music (2018)
  • M.M., Eastman School of Music (2014)
  • B.Mus., Buffalo State College (2011)

Courses Taught 

  • Applied Voice

Professional Experience/Roles 

  • Role of Masetto in Don Giovanni
    Geneva Light Opera
  • Judge for world premiere of Nettles’ The Fall of Stage Lee
    Nickel City Opera
  • Lino in orchestral premiere, John Musto’s Bastianello
    Rochester Lyric Opera
  • Bartolo, Le nozze di Figaro
    Eastman Opera Theater
  • Dr. Mynter, Vehar’s Shot!
    Nickel City Opera
  • Guglielmo, Così fan tutte
    Buffalo Opera unlimited
  • Méphistophélès, Faust
    Buffalo Opera unlimited
  • Dulcamara, L’elisir d’amore
    Houghton Lyric Theatre, Houghton College, Houghton NY
  • Sacristan, Tosca
    Nickel City Opera
  • Notary, Don Pasquale
    Nickel City Opera
  • King Balthazar and the Page, Amahl and the Night Visitors
    Nickel City Opera
  • Betto, Gianni Schicchi
    Hubbard Hall Opera Theater
  • Figaro (cover) and Antonio, Le nozze di Figaro
    Hubbard Hall Opera Theater
  • Basilio (cover) and Fiorello, Il barbiere di Siviglia
    Hubbard Hall Opera Theater
  • Foreman, Trial by Jury
    Hubbard Hall Opera Theater
  • Bartolo, Le nozze di Figaro
    Eastman Opera Theater
  • Elviro, Serse
    Eastman Opera Theater
  • Second Commissioner, Dialogues of the Carmelites
    Eastman Opera Theater
  • Olsen, Street Scene
    Eastman Opera Theater
  • Jewel Scrooby, Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount
    Carnegie Hall debut with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Additional Repertoire/Performances

  • Performed recitals in Western New York, Long Island (NY), and Cheshire, United Kingdom.
  • Performed with Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Buffalo State Philharmonia, Eastman Chorale, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora, Olean Chamber Music Society, and the Orchard Park Chorale.
  • Bach’s Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. Matthew Passion
  • Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
  • Brahms’ Requiem
  • Fauré’s Requiem
  • Handel’s Messiah
  • Haydn’s Paukenmesse
  • Mendelssohn’s Elijah
  • Mozart’s Requiem
  • Scarlatti’s Il primo omicidio
  • Schubert’s Mass in G and Stabat Mater
  • Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs