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Nicole Cabell

Nicole Cabell, 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is an exciting lyric soprano whose career has taken her to many of the most important opera and concert halls in the world.

Opera roles include the title role in Handel's Alcina (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème (Paris Opera, Michigan Opera Theater), Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (Cincinnati Opera), Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata (Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Michigan Opera Theater), Adina in L'elisir d'amore (Teatro Liceu, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, Montpellier Opera, New National Theater Tokyo, Minnesota Opera), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Atlanta Opera), Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Montreal), Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (Palm Beach Opera, New Orleans Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Spoleto Festival USA, Atlanta Opera), Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (San Francisco Opera, Kansas Lyric Opera, Washington Concert Opera), Micaela in Carmen (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Leila in Les Pecheurs des Perles (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Deutsche Opera Berlin, Cologne Opera, Cincinnati Opera, New National Theater Tokyo), and Musetta in La Bohème (Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Santa Fe Opera, Washington Opera, Detroit Opera House).

Notable concert appearances include opera arias with the New York Philharmonic, Poulenc's Gloria with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Poulenc's Stabat Mater with the Orchestre de Paris, Elgar's The Apostles with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Orchestra, Mozart Requiem at Carnegie Hall, Bach's B minor Mass and St. Matthew Passion in Chicago with Soli Deo Gloria and with John Nelson, Beethoven 9 at Tanglewood with the Cleveland Orchestra, Mater Gloriosa in Mahler's Symphony No. 8 and A Child of Our Time with the Edinburgh Festival, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra and Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Antonio Pappano, Greig's Peer Gynt with the San Diego Symphony, Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra, Britten's Les Illumination with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis, Norina in Don Pasquale with the Bayerischer Rundfunk and Eudoxie in concert performances of La Juive with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Nicole has sung recitals in Copenhagen, Prague, Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Ottawa, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Toronto, Atlanta, Louisville, Chicago, New York, and Orange County, to name a few.

Recordings include "Soprano," an opera recital disc with Decca, "Silver Rain," songs of Ricky Ian Gordon and Chanson D'Avril on Delos, Musetta in Deutsche Grammophon's La Bohème with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon, the title role in Opera Rara's Imelda di Lambertazzi, songs of Clara Schumann on Telarc's "Brahms Beloved", and Clara in Decca's Porgy and Bess. She has also appeared as Musetta in the film version of La Bohème starring Anna Netrebko.