Nikola Printz

Nikola Printz

(Oakland, California)

Nikola Prinz is an artist whose talents span multiple genres. Recent role debuts include Hannah After (As One) and the modern premier of Vinci’s Astianatte. In their 21-22 season they were seen in the titule roles of Carmen and Dido with Opera San José, for which they were praised by Opera News as having “a big opulent tone and an easy reach to their high register.” Nikola is also a two-time participant of the Merola Opera Program (2020-2022) and the 2021 winner of the Schwabacher debut recital, given in March 2022 to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

Recent Digital appearances include the award winning film- “Behind the Stage Door” with the Merola Opera Program, and “Three Romances” by Erling Wold, which had its 2022 premier in the Opera Philadelphia Film Festival. Other role debuts include Elle (La Voix Humaine) Orfeo (Orfeo Ed Euridice, West Edge Opera, 2019) Rosina, Cherubino, and Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) all with Opera Memphis during their tenure as a resident artist from 2016-2018.

Nikola is an accomplished aerialist, training in Static and Dance Trapeze.They have cultivated several aerial acts sung and performed live with both piano and orchestra, in grand concert halls and Smokey cabaret clubs alike.

Outside of opera, Nikola writes their own music, plays several small stringed instruments and can be spotted riding their bicycle, drinking tall cans of Montucky, shooting film photography, subverting the binary, and writing bad poetry. They are an advocate for accessibility in the arts and are currently learning American Sign Language.