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Upcoming Performances

June 14, 2019Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative. Boston Lyric Opera’s Juneteenth celebration featuring the music of composers Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore. Boston Public Library Central Branch, Boston, Massachusetts.

June 15, 2019Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative. Boston Lyric Opera’s Juneteenth celebration featuring the music of composers Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore. First Church Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts.

June 19, 2019Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative. Boston Lyric Opera’s Juneteenth celebration featuring the music of composers Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.


Recent Engagements

October 3–7, 2018The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o'clock (composed by David Lang) by David Lang and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York, New York

July 21, 2018 - Guglielmo in "Cosi Fan Tutte" (Mozart), North Shore Music Festival, Long Island, New York

September 16, 17, 23, & 24, 2017 -  Ensemble in "Galileo" (Bertolt Brecht, translated by Yuval Sharon) by The Industry, San Pedro, California

July 7 & 9, 2017 - Marco in "Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi" (Puccini), Prelude to Performance presented by the Martina Arroyo Foundation, New York, New York

April 2017 - William in "Little Bear" world premier (Marc Lowenstein), REDCAT, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, California


“A special thank you and ‘Bravo!’ for the performance… of ‘Crossing the Line to Freedom.’ I was so impressed and awed by the singers voices and mastery and acting chops. What a gift to the city.”

Attendee at Boston Lyric Opera’s staging of “Crossing the Line to Freedom”


“Nick LaGesse was wonderful eye and ear candy as the real love of the Widow, the philandering Sheriff [Count Danilo].”

Charles Karel Bouley, Huffington Post


We want to give gratitude to opera singer Nick LaGesse from  hopscotchopera.com  for coming by KSA this morning to speak to every grade level during our Family Time. Our students learned a little about opera and left inspired to follow their dreams no matter what! ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎gratitude‬ ‪#‎love‬ —KIPP Scholar Academy

We want to give gratitude to opera singer Nick LaGesse from hopscotchopera.com for coming by KSA this morning to speak to every grade level during our Family Time. Our students learned a little about opera and left inspired to follow their dreams no matter what! ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎gratitude‬ ‪#‎love‬ —KIPP Scholar Academy


“Nicholas LaGesse as Sheriff Danny Loewe [Count Danilo], is a very attractive
and charismatic actor who knows how to flirt with the audience. His lovely baritone
makes him a complete star package.”

Georja Umano, LA Splash Magazine


Opera on Location

A high-tech work of Wagnerian scale is being staged across Los Angeles.

Alex Ross, The New Yorker

‘Hopscotch’ Takes Opera Into the Streets

Yuval Sharon's ambitious new production is a “mobile opera in 24 cars” winding their way in and around downtown Los Angeles.

William Robin, The New York Times


“[Zerbinetta's] Four Merry men...were funny and charming, fully committed to the slapstick, with antics ranging from swimming makeshift 'seas' made by coordinated slats of wood to wooing nymphs with ukelele serenades.... Baritone Nicholas LaGesse stood out for his voice’s natural, honeyed tone and his winning character.”

Lauri D. Goldenhersh, Singerpreneur