Bass-Baritone, Nicolai Strommer, has been hailed as a “standout performer”(New York
Times) and as a “lusty baritone with infinite variety as an actor” (Berkshire Fine Arts).
Recent concert engagements include live broadcast concerts in Beijing and Jiangsu,
China, Schubert’s Mass in G Major at Carnegie Hall, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the
Flint Symphony Orchestra and the FAOT music festival in Alamos, Mexico. Other
Concert engagements consist of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony , Handel’s Messiah ,
Haydn's Creation , Bach's Magnificat and St. John Passion , Vaughan Williams’ Five
Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis Pacem.
Operatic appearances have included the title roles in Mozart's Don Giovanni and
Britten's Owen Wingrave, Riolobo in Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas and La Traviata
(Germont), The Ghosts of Versailles (Figaro), Summer and Smoke (John Buchanan Jr.)
and Cosi fan tutte (Guglielmo), Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico), Falstaff (Ford), Pirates of
Penzance (Pirate King).
Opera News applauded Strommer’s performance in Lee Hoiby's Summer and Smoke
as “brilliant” and ranked the album #6 in Opera News' "Top 10 Opera Recordings of
A native Oregonian, Strommer has earned a Certificate of Performance from Boston
University where he received the Phyllis Curtin Award, a Master of Music degree from
Manhattan School of Music where he received the Hugh Ross Award, and a Bachelor of
Art degree from Oregon State University where he was awarded the Ed and Beth Ray
Endowment and the Ragland Scholarship.