One opportunity has led to another for vocal performance major Nick Capodilupo ’24, a football player who knows his way around a libretto. The classical singer harmonized his academic and athletic sides last November when he sang the national anthem and awed a crowd of over 40,000 fans prior to the 2022 Cortaca Jug game at Yankee Stadium. The power of his performance piqued the interest of the Yankees.
“When we first had the request to have a member of the Ithaca football team sing the National Anthem at last November’s Cortaca Jug, we thought it was an important part of the pregame events for that day, but as soon as we heard Nick sing, he knocked it out of the park,” said Deborah A. Tymon, the Yankees’ Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We decided on the spot that we wanted Nick back to sing at a home game in 2023 – his voice is outstanding!”
On August 18, Capodilupo’s knocked it out of the park again when he performed the national anthem prior to the Yankees' game against the Boston Red Sox. It truly was an example of practice makes perfect, as earlier in the week, he could be heard practicing for his Bomber teammates during a football practice.