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NICOLE MITCHELL (contralto) is a proud native of Brooklyn, NY. She has performed regularly with American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project promoting the works of new composers. She has performed at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and with New York City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Piedmont Opera, Lincoln Center Festival and abroad in Teatro di San Carlo, Landestheater in Linz, Austria and at the Festival de Wiltz in Luxemburg. Earlier this year, Nicole appeared in the world premiere of Stefan Weisman's opera The Scarlet Ibis as part of the Beth Morrison Projects' and HERE ARTS CENTER production at the PROTOTYPE Festival. Last year she sang the role of the Old Woman in David Lang's The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (Beth Morrison Production)and recorded the role, released in June on iTunes and Amazon. Her concert work as alto soloist includes Verdi's Requiem, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Choral Fantasy, Handel's Messiah and Rossini's Stabat Mater. Nicole has enjoyed the past four seasons as part of the acclaimed Riverside Choir. Nicole is THRILLED to return to Ojai Youth Opera for her fourth season as a guest teaching artist where she has delighted in passing on her love and passion for performing classical music to a younger generation.