ERIN MERCERUIO NELSON
Hailed as “secure and sonorous” with a “bright, flexible voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), soprano Erin Merceruio Nelson performs actively throughout New England and beyond. Her 2018/2019 season performances include Margaret in Leanna Kirchoff’s The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret with Opera del West, Bea in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with t.b.d. opera projects, and First Lady and Papagena in The Magic Flute with the Nahant Music Festival. Erin was also featured in Odyssey Opera of Boston’s production of Strauss’ Die ägyptische Helena and covered the role of Cunégonde in Opera del West’s production of Bernstein’s Candide. An avid performer of new music, Erin recently premiered the chamber work Tide Flowers by Geoffrey Gibbs at the University of Rhode Island as the soprano soloist. This past November, she was thrilled to be a finalist in the Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon, VT. Other recent performances include Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen, Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo, Clorinda in Rossini’s Cinderella, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Kupava in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved fairy-tale, Snegurochka.