Soprano Bree Nichols has performed on the stages of Symphony of the Mountains, Lewisville Lake Symphony, Capitol City Opera, Opera Roanoke, Opera on the James, Opera Experience Southeast, Appalachian Opera Theatre, and overseas.
A passionate performer of Czech opera and art song, Bree traveled to the Czech Republic in 2019 to perform in the modern premieres Le veglie ossequiose and Die sieben Alter stimmen zusammen by J. H. Schmelzer, as a part of the Olomouc Baroque Festival. In 2018, she also performed Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Ensemble Damian. She was the 2020 Presser Award winner for her research and performance activities in Czech music.
Bree recently debuted as Gilda in Rigoletto with Capitol City Opera and toured the state of Texas as the Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with UNT Opera. Other recent performances include Melani’s cantata Quai bellici accenti (with UNT faculty Adam Gordon, baroque trumpet, and Bradley Bennight, harpsichord), Mařenka in The Bartered Bride, Alexandra in Blitzstein’s Regina, Béatrice in Roussel’s Le testament de la tante Caroline, Nedda in Pagliacci, and Jennie in Weill’s Down in the Valley.
Off the stage, Bree Nichols is an active innovator in community opera advocacy, and was the founder and general director of Stafford Opera Troupe in Stafford, Virginia from 2016-2018. . She is currently completing her Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of North Texas, where the Division of Vocal Studies appointed her as a Teaching Fellow in voice. She holds a Master of Music degree from University of Georgia, and currently calls the state of Texas home, where she frequently performs with her husband, tenor Jason Nichols.