Nicole Paiement


Nicole Paiement is an internationally recognized conductor of contemporary music and opera. She is the artistic director of Opera Parallèle in San Francisco and the principal guest conductor at The Dallas Opera. Also an active guest conductor, Paiement recently appeared with Seattle Opera, Glimmerglass Festival (2016-2018) and the Washington National Opera. Earlier this year she conducted the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s latest work, If I Were You, with San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. In 2020, Opera Parallèle will present a new version of Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk in San Francisco with Paiement at the helm. Other upcoming engagements include George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at L’Opéra de Montréal, a return to The Dallas Opera for a double bill of Poulenc’s La voix humaine and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, and a debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Joby Talbot’s Everest at the Barbican Centre, London. Nicole Paiement is sponsored by the Loretta Julian/Julian Family Foundation.

Lyric debut: Conductor/Dead Man Walking (2019|20)

Last updated: November 2, 2019