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Welcome!

I'm Nicole Warner and I'm a classically trained mezzo-soprano. I'm an active soloist and small ensemble singer and I've sung everything from Bach's b minor Mass to Mozart's Requiem and from house concerts to funerals.

I live in my chosen home of Milwaukee, WI. My "day job" is running GermanWithNicole.com, where I teach German and coach German Diction, and the combination of music and language is really pretty awesome.

Enough about me, let's get to some fun facts.

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By the number--fun facts about my singing career

5
times I've sung Mozart's Requiem
3
continents I've sung solo on
6
US States I've sung solo in
20+
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 my blog "Open Intervals"

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

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Find out about Upcoming Performances

To find out about upcoming performances I have, visit the calendar page. You can sign up for my monthly emails, too.

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Dive into the Media Room

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

Take Me to Bach

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.

When People Ask You to Work for "Exposure," Show Them This

When People Ask You to Work for Exposure Show Them This

Six or seven years ago somebody asked me to sing a St. John Passion. It was two rehearsals (for the solos only), three performances, and I believe two sound recording sessions.

The offer was something like $250.

Plus exposure.

At first I wasn't sure if he meant $250 per call or $250 total. $250 total would have been less than minimum wage.

I tried to clarify, and he proceeded to berate me to take the gig because "All of my colleagues had accepted the same amount of pay."

So he first offered…

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When Life is Like a Tritone

When Life is Like a Tritone

The tritone is a fantastic interval and it signals something significant: a change, a resolution, an ending, or it signals more mysterious things are ahead.

Tritones need to be resolved. Music theory says so.

So does your ear.

Nobody would like West Side Story if Maria's name were only sung as Maaa-reeeee... Did you sing it in your head?

It has to be resolved.

The tritone is dissonant to our ears, and we want the consonance of the resolution.

This interval used to be referred to as "the de…

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January 6th, 2021

January 6th 2021

After crying through the news last night and this morning this popped into my head.

Bach BWV 170, Movement 3

In German:

Wie jammern mich doch die verkehrten Herzen

die dir, mein Gott, so sehr zuwider sein:

Ich zittre recht und fühle tausend Schmerzen,

wenn sie sich nur an Rach und Hass erfreun.


My English translation:

How they wail at me, these backward hearts,

who are so contrary to you, my God.

I just shake and feel a thousand pains

when they rejoice in revenge and hate.


Replac…

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