Nick Pitera

Nick Pitera can emphasize a vocal passage with a thrilling growl one moment and hit the very high notes à la Beyoncé the next: he’s a baritone in California who interprets male and female parts with equal ease in his frequently sudden transitions from one to the other and back. Sometimes so sudden it’s vertiginous – but don’t look away, for his performances are very confident, and they’re fun to watch.