Soprano Nicole S. Joseph received her Masters and Specialist Degree in Voice from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors in Voice from Pacific Lutheran University. Opera credits include Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), Papagena (Magic Flute), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Susanna (Figaro) and Musetta (La Bohème). In the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Joseph made her debut with Kentucky Opera as Beatrice in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, and performed Micaela (Carmen) with Opera Modo in Detroit and Franklin, NY. As a concert soloist in the Detroit-area Nicole has performed with Flint Symphony, Motor City Lyric Opera, Oakland University, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, and Southern Great Lakes Symphony. Nicole has also performed with the Oakland Symphony, McCall SummerFest, Siletz Bay Music Festival, Walla Walla Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Victoria Bach Festival and the Rye Chamber Music Series in New York. As a member of the Austin-based choral group Conspirare, Nicole was a featured soloist on their 2015 Grammy award-winning recording Sacred Spirit of Russia, and was also heard singing to critical acclaim the role of Mary/Carrie Kipling in John Muehleisen’s Pietà.