Nicole Cabell, 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is an exciting lyric soprano whose career has taken her to the most important opera stages 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, Cincinnati Opera), 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 Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera), Adina in L'elisir d'amore (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grand Théâtre de Genève), Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Atlanta Opera), Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (San Francisco 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 House), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Deutsche Opera Berlin, Cologne Opera, New National Theater Tokyo), and Musetta in La Bohème (Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera).
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 John Nelson, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Tanglewood with the Cleveland Orchestra, Mater Gloriosa in Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Edinburgh Festival, Mahler's Fourth Symphony with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Greig's Peer Gynt with the San Diego Symphony, Gorecki's 3rd Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra, Britten's Les Illuminations with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis, and as Norina in Don Pasquale with the Bayerischer Rundfunk and Eudoxie in concert performances of La Juive at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Nicole has sung recitals in locations including Copenhagen, Prague, Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Ottawa, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Toronto, Atlanta, Louisville, Chicago, New York, and Orange County, California.
Recordings include Soprano, an opera recital disc for Decca; Silver Rain, songs of Ricky Ian Gordon, Chanson D'Avril, and Mademoiselle — Premiere Audience, Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger 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 on Decca's Porgy and Bess with John Mauceri and the Nashville Symphony. She has also appeared as Musetta on Kultur’s La Bohème: The Film.