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.
By the number--fun facts about my singing career
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the main observations I've had since I moved back to the U.S. (from Germany in 2008) is this:
We live in a culturally poor culture.
There are a lot of bombastic experiences to be had here, you can go on a show that's all about "ninja warriors." You can go on national/international television and be lambasted for singing out of tune. You can be 8 years old and be called the next big opera singer.
That isn't culture, though. It may include expectations, backgroun…
A couple of months ago my Virtual Assistant and I were discussing how under-funded the arts are in both our countries. (She lives in another country.)
I work in music and languages, she works as a Virtual Assistant, which means she does everything from graphic design to email marketing and everything in between.
We don't make cogs.
We don't fix cogs.
We don't run factories which make cogs.
We don't build and maintain the vehicles and roads which deliver cogs to businesses and individuals.…
A lot of people (yell) talk about culture these days.
That yelling, I mean "talking," is part of our culture.
Our culture is loud. Obnoxiously loud.
Our culture is filled with strife and conflict. People are "always angling for something bigger/better/faster/more."
Our culture is exhausting.
Because conversations happen on a very laser-focused matter, out of context, without thought for the big picture. The big whole-of-everything.
The big whole-of-everything is our societal culture, which…
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About once a month I send out an email with singing updates, funny anecdotes from rehearsals on the brink, links to the latest blog posts.
The newsletter is called "Nicole's Notes," pun intended.