..NELLIE RUSTICK is a soprano whose voice has been praised as "exquisite" and "simply delicious". Critics have stated that “Rustick has an exceptional instrument. Her voice is something unusually special and wonderful.”
She has sung with Mosaic - Arts Opera, Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Capitol Opera Albany, and Berkshire Opera Festival, as well as the soprano soloist with Stockbridge Festival Chorus, Albany Community Chorale, Albany Chamber Singers, and Berkshire Lyric Chorus. Onstage, she has been seen at The Ghent Playhouse, PS21, West Sand Lake Center for the Arts, and NYSTI.
As a passionate recitalist, Ms. Rustick has given recitals throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. Ms. Rustick is also an avid performer of new works, having premiered roles and pieces at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Congregational Church, Berkshire Community College, and University at Albany.
Recent performance highlights include singing The Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Hartt School of Music, Roseofsharon in The Grapes of Wrath at The Ghent Playhouse, and recording the world premiere of The Beasts, a new work by Stockbridge native David Anderegg.
2017 - 2018 engagements include Elisabeth in concert performances of Wagner’s Tannhauser, soprano soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C with Octavo singers, role debuts as Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Gertrude (Hansel and Gretel) and The Woman (Erwartung) with City Chamber Opera, and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Albany Chamber Opera, as well as recital tours planned throughout New England.
Ms. Rustick recently completed her graduate professional diploma at the Hartt School of Music, and studies with Valerie Sorel and Eric Trudel.
“Nellie Rustick is charming...she is one of the best voices heard on this stage in a while...her delivery of lines is highly professional and quite convincing. She’s a keeper...use her whenever you can.”