Nicole Burke is a classically trained soprano from Littleton, MA. She received her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, UK under the tutelage of Dinah Harris, where she was awarded the Yvonne Wells Prize. Nicole previously graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University in Montreal.
In the summer of 2016, Nicole performed in Lucca, Italy as Despina in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte as part of the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera summer program. There, she worked with La Scala’s head coach James Vaughan and world-renowned coach at Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Enza Ferrari. Her most recent events include a scenes concert at the Royal College of Music, where she played the role of Curley’s wife in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, and Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The H.M.S Pinafore with the Grosvenor Light Opera Company. Her previous performances include: covering the role of The Countess of Dunmow in Lennox Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement at the RCM, soprano soloist in Fauré’s Requiem and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with the Nashoba Valley Chorale, chorus in the Royal College of Music’s production of Robinson Crusoe, Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante as part of the Schulich School of Music’s production at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Edith in the McGill Savoy Society’s production of Pirates of Penzance. In November 2019 she performed in the opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall before the Champions Tennis Games.
Nicole placed second in the Classical Singer Vocal Competition in May 2018, having reached the finals in 2014 and the semi-finals in 2013. In 2011, Nicole placed first in the National Association for Teachers and Singers (NATS) competition and in 2012 placed third at the age of 15 in the 16-18 year old division. In 2014, she won first prize in the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition.
Nicole believes singing should be fun and feel good! She helps all her students reach their musical potential, whether they aim to be the next Sarah Brightman or the next Sara Bareilles. While opera remains her first love, Nicole can also be found listening to Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
At the age of 10 Nicole was struck by lightning and developed super powers!... Well, she did get struck by lightning.