Nicole Birkland

Mezzo-soprano Nicole Birkland makes her San Francisco Opera debut this season. The 2008 Merola Opera Program alumna has appeared with Sarasota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, and New Opera St. Louis. She has also been a soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra; Bach Chorale Singers of Lafayette, Indiana; Gainesville Civic Orchestra; and Indiana University. A native of Moorland, Iowa, Birkland holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and a performance diploma from Indiana University.