Nicolas Aliaga makes his directorial debut with the double-bill production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Previously, Mr. Aliaga served as assistant director for OSJ’s recent productions of The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, La voix humaine, and La traviata. As a singer, he appeared in the company’s productions of Faust (Wagner) and Il trovatore (Old Gypsy.)
Mr. Aliaga moved to the Bay Area fifteen years ago to begin his operatic career after graduating from Tufts University in Boston. Since then, he has performed roles with many opera companies. For Bay Area Classical Harmonies, he appeared as Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro); and for Pocket Opera, he performed the role of Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Other roles performed recently include Papageno (The Magic Flute), Calchas (La Belle Helene), Gazella (Lucrezia Borgia), Luther/Crespel (The Tales of Hoffmann), and many others.
Mr. Aliaga has performed for Berkeley Opera, Oakland Lyric Opera, Oakland Opera Theater, Boston Publick Theater, The Jarvis Conservatory, The Lamplighters, Golden Gate Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and toured for six months in Switzerland singing with a classical quartet. He began his directing career with one-act operas for Pocket Opera (Bastien and Bastienne, The Cat Who Became a Woman, Dr. Miracle, and The Wedding Roast, and went on to direct La Belle Helene, La traviata, and Cavalleria rusticana. He also directed Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale under the baton of Kent Nagano for the Forest Hills Musical Days Festival, and has worked as an assistant director at San Francisco Opera Center.