Hailed as “secure and sonorous” with a “bright, flexible voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), soprano Erin Merceruio Nelson is quickly becoming known for her signature blend of impeccable musicianship and strong dramatic instincts across a broad range of challenging repertoire.
An avid performer of new and contemporary music, Erin’s 2023-2024 season performances include the role of Ruth in the East Coast premier of Awakenings by Tobias Picker with Odyssey Opera as well as multiple roles in a set of new chamber operas with White Snake Projects. Erin will also premiere a new work for orchestra and soloists titled “In Her Element” by Francine Trester with the Kendall Square Orchestra. In past seasons, Erin created the role of The Nymph in the world premiere of NIGHTTOWN by Benjamin P. Wenzelberg with Lowell House Opera at Harvard University, premiered the chamber work Tide Flowers by composer Geoffrey Gibbs at the University of Rhode Island as the soprano soloist, and appeared as Bea in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with TBD Opera Project under the direction of Sharon Daniels.
Erin’s 2023-2024 season also includes the role of First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with MassOpera. Other recent performances include Lady Clarence in Odyssey Opera’s concert production of Saint-Saëns’ Henry VIII, First Lady and Papagena in The Magic Flute with the Nahant Music Festival. www.erinmerceruionelson.com