Faculty

Nicolò Sbuelz

College Faculty:
Opera Theatre, Diction Coach
Related Vocal Arts: Recitative

Nicolò Sbuelz is an opera pianist, coach, and assistant conductor from Udine, Italy. He has worked as an assistant conductor, diction coach, prompter, répétiteur, and chorus master with internationally acclaimed opera houses and festivals such as Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy), Opéra National de Lyon (Lyon, France), Holland Festival (Amsterdam, Nederland), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, Austria), Co-Opera Co. (London, United Kingdom), Houston Grand Opera, Charleston Opera Theater, Sarasota Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera, where he has served as vocal coach and Italian consultant since 2017. Equally interested in both standard and contemporary repertoire, he has served on music staff for new works, such as Quartett by Luca Francesconi and The Phoenix by Tarik O’Regan, and performed with the Contemporary Ensemble of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala at the Teatro alla Scala’s Arturo Toscanini Hall.

In the endeavor to constantly find new ways to present opera, Mr. Sbuelz collaborated with Divaria Production to develop critically acclaimed cross-diciplinary shows (Don Giovanni in NY, The Human Voice, Otello: the Opera and Play Enmeshed) which were performed in New York City and the Bay Street Theater in Long Island.

Mr. Sbuelz is a graduate of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, where he worked and learn from some of the greatest singers of our time, such as Mirella Freni and Renato Bruson. Sbuelz was a Coaching Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival as well as an Apprentice Coach with the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. He received undergraduate degrees in piano and composition from the Conservatorio “G. Tartini” in Trieste, Italy, as well as a Master’s degree in musicology with a concentration in “Aesthetics and the Cross-Cultural Reception of Music and Languages” from the University of Pavia. His research was part of the project “Musica migrante” and focused on cross-cultural music education in the context of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in the Palestinian Territories, where he served as piano teacher.

A devoted educator, Mr Sbuelz joined the Manhattan School of Music’s Opera Department’s faculty in 2018 as vocal coach and instructor for the Graduate Opera Program.