Soprano Nicole Greenidge Joseph received her Masters and Specialist Degree in Voice from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors in Voice from Pacific Lutheran University. Opera credits include Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), Papagena (Magic Flute), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Susanna (Figaro) and Musetta (La Bohème). In the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Joseph is pleased to be making her debut with Kentucky Opera as Beatrice in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. As a concert soloist in the Detroit-area Nicole has performed with Motor City Lyric Opera, Flint Symphony, Oakland University, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, and Southern Great Lakes Symphony. Nicole has also performed with the McCall SummerFest, Siletz Bay Music Festival, Walla Walla Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Victoria Bach Festival and the Rye Chamber Music Series in New York. As a member of the Austin-based choral group Conspirare, Nicole was a featured soloist on their 2015 Grammy award-winning recording Sacred Spirit of Russia, and was also heard singing to critical acclaim the role of Mary/Carrie Kipling in John Muehleisen’s Pietà. In 2014, Ms. Joseph was the First Place Winner of the inaugural James Toland Vocal Arts Competition and winner of a scholarship grant from the Career Bridges Foundation. She was also the Second Place Winner in the National Bel Canto Vocal Foundation Competition in 2009 and First Place winner in 2013, a Michigan District Winner in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Second Place Winner in the 2013 Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition, a semi-finalist and People’s Choice award winner in the 2014 American Traditions Competition, and a finalist in the 2014 Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition.