Hailed by the New York Times as a “standout performer,” American baritone Nickoli Strommer is currently studying at Boston University’s Opera Institute under the tutelage of Sharon Daniels. He recently finished the Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Mark Oswald, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from Oregon State University, where he studied with Richard Poppino.
Strommer was the featured baritone in the Albany Records recording of Lee Hoiby’s “Summer and Smoke,” which was voted number six in Opera News’ Top 10 Opera Recordings. Previous credits include “La Traviata” (Germont), with Boston University, “The Ghosts of Versailles” (Figaro), “Summer and Smoke” (John Buchanan, Jr.), and “Cosi fan tutte” (Guglielmo) with the Manhattan School of Music, “Lucia di Lammermoor” (Enrico), “Falstaff” (Ford), “Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), baritone soloist for Haydn’s “Creation,” and Bach’s “Magnificat.”
During the summer of 2012, Strommer performed as a young artist with “I Sing Beijing,” where he made his National Center for the Performing Arts debut in China. In February of this year, Strommer performed the title role in Britten’s “Owen Wingrave” with Boston University.
“A lusty baritone with infinite variety as an actor.” – Berkshire Fine Arts
“…[P]layed here with energy and a rich low end by American baritone Nickoli Stommer. Whether vamping in a belly dancer’s silks or raging against injustice in the Reign of Terro’s kangaroo court, Mr. Strommer made Figaro’s wit, intelligence and appealing humanism shine through. He was the bustling comic heart of the opera.” –Super Conductor
“Bariton Nickoli Strummer has a natural ease on the stage as well as a robust, sensuous baritone voice.” – Huffington Post
Nickoli Strommer displayed an attractive baritone as Guglielmo.” – New York Times