Nicole Cabell

The 2005 winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and exclusive DECCA recording artist, Nicole Cabell is fast becoming one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her solo debut album Soprano was named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone and has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany.

Nicole Cabell’s 2008–2009 season brings her to the Metropolitan Opera for her much-anticipated house debut in two of her most acclaimed roles: Pamina in The Magic Flute, followed by Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore. With her home company, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, she can be heard in a new role, Leïla in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, as well as at the very beginning of the season in an Opera Concert at Millenium Park conducted by the company’s Music Director, Sir Andrew Davis. Other opera engagements this season include two role debuts: the Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with the Cincinnati Opera and Micaëla in Carmen with the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. In concert, Nicole Cabell can be heard in Copenhagen, Prague, Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Ottawa, Indianapolis, and Raleigh. Ms. Cabell appears in recital at Carnegie Hall for Marilyn Horne’s 75th birthday gala concert, as well as in Toronto, Berkeley, and Cincinnati. A more unusual event in the soprano’s season is a series of cabaret concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Future engagements include leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Ms. Cabell’s awards include first place in both the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition and the Women’s Board of Chicago Vocal Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the 2005 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and earned first place in the American Opera Society competition in Chicago. She is the 2002 winner of the Union League’s Rose M. Grundman Scholarship, and the 2002 Farwell Award with the Woman’s Board of Chicago. Nicole Cabell holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music.

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