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), Leila (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mimi (La Bohème), Marguerite (Faust), the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), and Violetta Valery (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 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 won numerous competitions including the 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 "Massenet: Songs with Orchestra" (Bru Zane, 2022), Passionnément by André Messager (Bru Zane, 2021) and "Heroines" (ABC Classics, 2018).

In 2017, she made her Paris Opera debut in Eugene Onegin, then sang the title role of Thaïs in Sydney, and Mimi at the Royal Opera House in London and at the Paris Opera. 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 (Don Giovanni) and Marguerite de Valois (Don Carlo) at the Paris Opera, Tatiana at the Montreal Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper, Fiordiligi at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Mimi in Vienna. 

In 2021, Nicole Car was named "Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres".

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 12 March to 03 April 2024

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