Nicole Car is one of today’s most remarkable young Australian artists. She made her debut at Opera Australia in Sydney in 2011 in the role of Micaela (Carmen) for which Opera Insider hailed her as “the find of the night”!
Nicole Car went on to perform numerous other roles with the company: Pamina in a new production of The Magic Flute, Valencienne in The Merry Widow and Leila in The Pearl Fishers. Her interpretation of the role of Tatiana in Kasper Holter’s production of Eugene Onegin received particular critical acclaim. In 2014, she performed the role of Dona Elvira in David McVicar’s production of Don Giovanni and in 2015 she appeared as Marguerite in Faust alongside Michael Fabiano and conducted by Michel Plasson. This season she adds the title role of Louisa Miller to her repertoire, performing in Sydney and Melbourne, and will return to Sydney during the summer of 2016 in the role of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.
Nicole Car is regularly invited to leading opera houses throughout the world. In the autumn of 2014 she made her US debut in the role of the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro with Dallas Opera and her European debut in 2015 at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin as Tatiana. This season, London audiences will be able to appreciate her performance as Micaela at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she will also be interpreting of the role of Tatiana.
Forthcoming concert engagements include Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Queensland and Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the Auckland Philharmonia and a programme of music by Strauss and Mozart with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO).
Nicole Car has made numerous recordings in Australia, notably the Deutsches Requiem with the MSO and the bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes (ABC Classics) and the role of Micaela in Carmen with Handa Opera at the Sydney Opera House (CD/DVD – Opera Australia). She has won a number of competitions including the Australian Singing Competition Opera Award and first prize in the Neue Stimmen Competition in 2013 in Germany.