NicRevelesComposer, pianist and arts educator Nicolas Reveles holds a doctorate in piano from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and a master of arts in choral conducting from the University of Redlands. Reveles spent five seasons as the pianist and music director for Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, touring the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and the Middle East. His theatre credits as pianist or composer include The Old Globe Theatre (pianist, And A Nightingale Sang, Wonderful Tennessee), Arizona Repertory Theatre (composer, The Marriage of Figaro), North Coast Rep (sound design, M. Butterfly, Frankie and Johnny and the Clair de Lune) and numerous composition projects for the Globe’s MFA program (composer, Twelfth Night, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labours Lost). Reveles is currently the Director of Education and Community Engagement for San Diego Opera and is the host of “OperaTalk with Nick Reveles” on UCSD-TV as well as a video podcast at He has composed three operas, The Sleeping Beauty and Rumpelstiltskin for the San Diego Opera Ensemble, and Sextet for Diversionary Theatre. Dr. Reveles has been lecturing regularly for San Diego Opera since 1977 and is widely known throughout Southern California as a lecturer in opera, introducing countless numbers of people to this lively art form. As an educator he has created numerous arts education programs and initiatives over the years, including the Words and Music Program, the Senior to Senior Program (both opera writing programs for classrooms and adults), SDO’s video study guides and the opera’s Community Conversations series. Besides music and opera, his passions include cycling and native California plants.