After many regional successes, Tenor Nicholas Nestorak is building a professional career in vocal performance. A native of Michigan, Nestorak’s career has flourished not only in the Midwest but across the United States and internationally with regional opera company performances and vocal competitions. Following residencies at apprentice programs such as Palm Beach Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Wolf Trap Opera, Nestorak has continued to build his craft performing lead roles with opera companies such as Austin Opera, Opera Roanoke, Opera Carolina, Toledo Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Sklight Music Theatre, and Opera Grand Rapids. In addition to performing in classical traditional operas, Nestorak has passion for new compostitions. This past season Nestorak portrayed the American painter Grant Wood in The Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius in the World Premiere production of these works with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. The 2019-2020 season holds a role and company debut of Goro in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera and a return to Opera Grand Rapids as Pong in their production of Turandot. A former student of tenor George Shirley, Nestorak holds a MM from the University of Michigan (Voice), and a BA from Hillsdale College (Voice & Cello). For a full list of Nestorak’s past roles, please see resume. To see Nestorak’s upcoming engagements and to get more production information, please see calendar.