Nicole Renée Bouffard has her Masters of Music in Opera Performance from California State University, Northridge. She was the winner of the Concerto and Aria Competition for the CSUN Symphony, was for two consecutive years a scholarship winner and guest performer for the Village Voices Chorale, the recipient of the Robert Scholarship Endowment in Voice, the Elizabeth Parham Voice Scholarship, a recipient of the Vocal Arts Faculty award and has been awarded an Outstanding Performer nomination from American Musical Theatre.
Besides working as a professional soloist for choirs and other ensembles, Bouffard has played countless opera roles throughout northern and southern California as well as overseas, for such companies as The Palisades Symphony, Tuscia Operafestival in Viterbo, Italy, West Valley Light Opera, The Verdi Chorus, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of San Jose and California State University Northridge. Some of her opera credits include: the title role of Lucia in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Elvira in Vincenzo Bellini's I puritani, Adina in Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Musetta in Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, Adele in Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus, Despina in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and many more. Some of her musical theatre credits include: Rapunzel in Into the Woods, Grace in Annie Warbucks, Bebe in A Chorus Line, The Specialist in The Who's Tommy, and Yum Yum/Mabel in the Gilbert and Sullivan review "Now Give Three Cheers!".
Bouffard is also the Producer and General Director of Los Angeles Based opera company Orphée Arts which stages a full opera production, with full orchestra, once a year. She has served as a professional church soloist and section leader for over a decade and is well-versed in the sacred and gospel repertoire.