Denise Nicole Battle
Denise Battle is a soprano hailing from Portsmouth, Virginia, who currently resides in New York City and made her debut as Handmaiden for the 2017 production of Turandot with Virginia Opera . She received her first voice lessons at the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program at Churchland High School in Portsmouth and continued her undergraduate studies at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Denise has a passion for exposing opera to urban communities of Hampton Roads and beyond. Her desire is to cater to those audiences not familiar with the classical art form and engage their interest, to bury the myth that opera is only catered to “a certain group of people/class.”