Nicole Car Soprano
Season 23/24 Artist

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Nicole Car was born in Australia and made her debut at the Opera Australia in 2011 singing the role of Micaela (Carmen). She performed a number of other roles with the Australian Company, including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Valencienne (Die Lustige Witwe), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mimi (La Bohème), Marguerite (Faust), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Violetta Valery (La Traviata).

In 2015, she made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London performing the roles of Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and Micaela (Carmen). She made her American debut in Dallas in Le Nozze di Figaro, at the Berlin's Deutsche Oper in Eugene Onegin and at Dresden’s Sächsische Staatsoper in Così fan tutte.

In 2016, she received the Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in Opera for her performance in the title role of Luisa Miller at the Opera Australia. She has appeared in Brahms' A German Requiem, Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied, Mozart’s Requiem. She has made several recordings, including Massenet: Songs with Orchestra, Passionnément by André Messager and Heroines.

These last seasons, she has sung Mimì in London, New York and Vienna, Tatiana in Munich, Berlin, Montreal and Vienna, Fiordiligi in New York, Salomé (Hérodiade) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and in Berlin, Blanche de La Force (Dialogues des carmélites) in Vienna, Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) in New York, Leonora (Il Trovatore) in Montreal, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in San Francisco and in Dresden and Elisabetta (Don Carlo) in Berlin.

This season, she is portraying among others Ellen Orford at La Scala in Milan, Desdemona (Otello), Blanche de La Force, Donna Elvira and Marguerite at the Staatsoper in Vienna, Mimì at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and performs with the Lille National Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2021, Nicole Car was named Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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