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Nicole Car
Soprano

Season 21/22 Artist

Nicole Car was born in Australia and made a particularly noteworthy debut at the Opera Australia in Sydney in 2011 singing the role of Micaela (Carmen). She then went on to perform a number of other roles with the Australian Company, including Pamina in a new production of Die Zauberflöte, Valencienne in Die Lustige Witwe, Leila in Les Pêcheurs de perles, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Bohème, Marguerite in Faust, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, and Violetta Valery in La Traviata. In 2015, she made her debut appearance at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden performing the roles of Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and Micaela. She also made her American debut in Dallas in Le Nozze di Figaro. Soon thereafter she sang at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in Eugene Onegin and at Dresden’s Sächsische Staatsoper in Così fan tutte and then performed the role of Adalgisa in Norma at the Victorian Opera in Melbourne. 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 won numerous voice competitions including the Australian Singing Competition Opera Award and she earned First Prize at the 2013 Neue Stimmen Competition in Germany. She also performs in concert with a repertoire that includes Brahm’s German Requiem, Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s St John Passion. Nicole Car has made numerous recordings in Australia, including German Requiem (ABC Classics) and the role of Micaela in Carmen for the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (CD/DVD – Opera Australia). She also released a CD of opera arias entitled The Kiss (ABC Music). In 2017, she made her Paris Opera debut in Eugene Onegin, then sang the title role of Thaïs in Sydney. She also appeared in La Bohème (Mimi) at London’s Royal Opera House and the Paris Opera. In 2018, she made debut appearances at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper (Tatiana) and New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Mimi). Her other roles that year included Violetta (La Traviata) and Marguerite (Faust) at the Marseille Opera, Tatiana at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Micaela, Donna Elvira and Marguerite de Valois (Don Carlo) at the Paris Opera, Tatiana at the Montreal Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper, and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) at the Metropolitan Opera. 

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