From Bach and Handel to Brahms and Saint-Saens, Nikki Boxer has made a career of moving audiences with her rich and versatile instrument, her energy on stage and her total commitment to her performances of lieder, art song, and opera.
Arias + Lieder
Megan TackettAspen Daily News on 'Life/Love/Lieder'
“Nikki Boxer moved hearts with her velvety mezzo-soprano notes, perfectly accompanied by Molly Noel’s fluidity on the piano keys.”
Andrew TraversAspen Times review of 'Constellations'
“In one scenario, Marianne and Roland use sign language to communicate, repeating the dialogue from a previous version of the same scene in signs, to emotionally devastating effect. It’s an extraordinary achievement in acting, and an astounding thing to watch — imagine if you had to memorize six versions of the same scene with slight variations of emotion and body language and intention and then play them all in rapid succession, fully investing yourself in each version of your character. That’s what Boxer and Kenning are doing here ...”
Todd HartleyAspen Daily News on 'Colored Lights'
“Nikki Boxer is virtually the antithesis of a diva. Oh, she has an angelic voice, to be sure, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone kinder, more humble or less high-maintenance. Nevertheless, Boxer will be the titular star at Thunder River Theatre Company’s next Diva Cabaret event Monday night in Carbondale.”
Andrew TraversAspen Times review of 'Cabaret'
“Aspenite Nikki Boxer, doing double-duty as a Kit Kat Girl and as Cliff’s prostitute neighbor, provides a musical high point of the show in “Married,” showing off her classical singing chops (in German, no less) and later showing up on the accordion.”
Andrew TraversAspen Times review of 'Venus in Fur'
“David Ledingham and Nikki Boxer both gave stunning, complex performances in this intense psychosexual fable. By turns steamy and funny — but always thought-provoking — the Aspen Fringe Festival’s “Venus in Fur” was a master stroke. Boxer, as Vanda, who appears mysteriously in [Ledingham's] office, was extraordinary in a role that called for her to turn on a dime between ditzy actress, fishnet-clad seductress and enraged feminist.”
Andrew TraversAspen Times review of 'Betrayal'
“As Emma, Boxer continues an ascendant run on local stages over the past two years, which also has included her astounding performance as Vanda in “Venus in Fur” at the 2014 Aspen Fringe Festival and dynamic turns in Thunder River Theatre’s “The Fourposter” and as Madame Thenardier in Theatre Aspen’s “Les Miserables.””
Tim EstinAspen Times letter on 'The Sound of Music'
“Of special mention is the leading actress, Nikki Boxer, who played Maria. Her voice is wondrously beautiful and her professional ethic equally as inspiring. She’s soft-spoken, smart, modest and so nice it would make any prima donna diva or vixen turn into a puddle of love. Nikki set the gold standard for all the other cast members and her quiet confidence, work ethic and grace under pressure (severe bronchial infection) provided the wings under which everyone took flight.”