I'm Nicole Warner and I'm a classically trained mezzo-soprano. As an active soloist I've sung masterworks from Bach's b minor Mass to Mozart's Requiem and from Mahler's Symphony Nr. 2 to modern pieces like Olli Kortekangas' Seven Songs for Planet Earth.

As a German speaker, you might have guessed I love to sing in German. I also coach German diction for soloists and choirs. Click on "Contact me" to find send me details on your project.


By the number--fun facts about my singing career

times I've sung Mozart's Requiem
continents I've sung solo on
US States I've sung solo in
years I've been singing professionally

Here You Can Read, Listen and Watch:

This website is the hub of information for my singing and where you'll find all the information. Check out the tiles below, visit the other pages on this site, and be sure to listen in the media room.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

Read the Calendar

See what my upcoming performances are and find out where to buy tickets to attend the concerts.

To the Calendar

Read my blog "Open Intervals"

Read blog posts about my singing adventures, what it means to be a creative professional, and a few fun stories from along the way.

To the Blog

Dive into the Media Room

In the Media Room you can watch videos, listen to recordings, and find recordings to purchase. I recommend starting with the Bach.

Take Me to Bach

  • Nicole Warner

    “Baritone Sundberg and mezzo-soprano Warner brought focused, warm sounds and musical depth to their interpretations of the vocal solos.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Nicole Warner

    “Your voice is like molten honey!”

    Assistant Conductor of the Chippewa Valley Symphony

  • Nicole Warner

    “Es ist Vollbracht was so moving, I had tears in my eyes, your rendering of the words and text and emotion was so honest and heart wrenching.
    ...it was a wonderful spiritual experience to hear your perform those two arias.”

    Music Director at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, North St. Paul, MN

  • Nicole Warner

    “When you sing, every note is a prayer.”

    Basilica de Guadalupe in Mercedes (Argentina)

  • Nicole Warner

    “Yang blended voices with Nicole Warner, as her companion, Ursule, in a delicate nocturne, „Nuit plaisible et sereine,“ kin to the exquisite „Nuit d’ivresse“ in „Les Troyens.“”


  • Nicole Warner

    “Jung-A Lee, Nicole Warner and Jennifer O’Laughlin pertly headed the distaff contingent.”

    The Westsider

Recent Posts from my Blog "Open Intervals"

Here are the three most recent blog posts and you can read all of them by clicking "blog" at the top of this page.

How to Create Healthier Finances as a Classical Singer

From the organization that doesn't pay on time to the low-balling of honorariums, you've surely seen it all. So have I. I've been paid late, had to demand fees actually be paid, been offered insultingly low fees, and have had to chase payments down after work was completed.

As well all have a "money story," it's not always our personal money stories that trip us up, but sometimes other people who trip us up (financially) on purpose. It's the roommate who doesn't pay rent on time, the friend who…

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Let's Wake This Up.

Last week I took one of my lovely colleagues out for lunch, as I've decided to start singing again. We hashed through loads of things, like agents, current pay (very important), information on new ensembles, and even a Jungian psychoanalyst and her view of der Erlkönig.

We also talked shortly about gowns. I'm not gonna lie, it's one of my favorite parts of singing--dressing up in a gorgeous gown, picking it out because it has exactly the color I like, and because sometimes a hot pink dress make…

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Bach's family were underpaid musicians, too.

Recently I started reading John Eliot Gardiner's Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven. I've had it for years and am happy to have finally taken it off the shelf.

There is a long section on Bach's family of musicians, and by that I mean the men who were actually written about, the ones who got to go out and work, and were then considered professionals.

And they were terribly, horribly underpaid.

A couple of days ago I caught up with a singing friend who also bemoans how low his singing pay has …

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