Nicole Cabell

Performance Year: 2022

Universally acclaimed for her velvety timbre and finely nuanced interpretations, American soprano Nicole Cabell continues to demonstrate her incredible versatility in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary on the world’s greatest opera and concert stages as well as on disc.

Nicole Cabell’s recent includes some exciting role debuts: first as Violetta in La traviata with Michigan Opera Theatre, then as Medora in Il corsaro with Washington Concert Opera. She is reprising the role of her triumphant San Francisco Opera debut, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In concert, Ms. Cabell makes her Paris debut in Poulenc’s Stabat mater and appears several times in Spain: first with the Orquesta de Galicia in a Barber/Mahler program, then on tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Charles Dutoit in Poulenc’s Gloria. In London, she is heard with the RPO in the same Poulenc piece as well as with the BBC Orchestra in Elgar’s The Apostles with Sir Andrew Davis. Further concert appearances include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony and Marin Alsop, a Barber/Brahms program in Nashville with Giancarlo Guerrero, and an evening of French opera arias and duets with Stephen Costello and the Lyric Opera of Baltimore. Future projects include a debut with the Paris Opera and a return to the Cincinnati Opera.

In concert, Nicole Cabell recently debuted with three major orchestras: the New York Philharmonic in opera aria concerts in New York and in Vail with Bramwell Tovey; the Boston Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Kurt Masur; and the Cleveland Orchestra with its music director, Franz Welser-Möst, in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem. She returned to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Markus Stenz and sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, first with the Singapore Symphony and John Nelson, then with the Santa Cecilia Academy and Antonio Pappano in Rome. Ms. Cabell was a featured soloist in Ravinia’s all-Gershwin concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Alan Miller, and she participated in Ravinia’s opening day concert accompanied by Welz Kauffman. Ms. Cabell has appeared as a soloist in Chicago’s Grant Park Festival and Lyric Opera Center for American Artists Rising Stars in Concert. She has appeared frequently with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

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 was 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 the Eastman School of Music.

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