Nicole Cabell


Ryan Opera Center alumna

The American soprano, a Ryan Opera Center alumna and the 2005 winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, is one of today’s most sought-after lyric sopranos. The 2015|16 season includes a role and company debut as Handel’s Alcina at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, a return to the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, as Violetta/La traviata, and Cabell’s role-debut performances of Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus with Cincinnati Opera. Recent highlights include her Opéra National de Paris debut as Mimì/La bohème, Giulietta/I Capuleti e i Montecchi (DVD) and Violetta with San Francisco Opera, Adina/L’elisir d’amore in both Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu (company debut) and Tokyo’s New National Theatre, Poulenc’s Gloria with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit, and appearances with the BBC Orchestra singing Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with Keith Lockhart and Elgar’s The Apostles with Sir Andrew Davis. Cabell’s solo debut album, “Soprano,” named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone, received great critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from France’s Académie du Disque Lyrique and Germany’s Echo Klassik Award. Cabell, who appears on DVD as Musetta in director Robert Dornheim’s film of La bohème, has recorded that role, as well as the title role/ Donizetti’s Imelda de’ Lambertazzi, Clara/Porgy and Bess, a French art song program, lieder of Clara Schumann, and a recital of Ricky Ian Gordon’s songs with the composer at the piano.

Previously at Lyric Opera: Twelve roles since 2002|03, most recently Nicole Cabell/The Merry WidowPamina/ The Magic Flute (2011|12); Micaëla/Carmen (2010|11); Countess Almaviva/The Marriage of Figaro (2009|10).