Nicole Car is one of the most outstanding young singers to emerge from Australia in recent years.
In 2015, she made her début at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – singing Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Micaëla in Carmen. In 2016 and 2017, she sings the title role in Luisa Miller and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte for Opera Australia, Fiordiligi for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Micaëla for Opera de Paris and Adalgisa in Norma for Dallas Opera.
Her solo album of operatic arias The Kiss (ABC Classics) recently débuted at No. 1 on the Australian classical charts.
After completing her Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts, Nicole won the 2007 Herald-Sun Aria; she was the 2012 winner of the ASC Opera Awards and the 2013 winner of the Neue Stimmen competition in Germany. Her major role début occurred in 2009 performing Donna Anna in Victorian Opera's Don Giovanni.
Since then, Nicole's many roles for Opera Australia have included Tatyana, Micaëla, Mimi (La Bohème), Marguerite (Faust), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Leila (The Pearl Fishers), The Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) and both Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). She has sung Donna Anna for West Australian Opera and Adalgisa for Victorian Opera.
Concert engagements have included Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem for the Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras; Das Klagende Lied for the QSO; The Last Night of the Proms for the TSO; Mozart’s Requiem for the Auckland Philharmonia; St John’s Passion for Sydney Philharmonia and a major programme of Strauss and Mozart with the Melbourne Symphony.
Nicole is in increasing demand as a recording artist – appearing as soloist in the Deutsches Requiem for the MSO with bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes (ABC Classics), as featured artist on Rule Britannia! for the TSO (ABC Classics) and as Micaëla in Carmen for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (CD/DVD - Opera Australia).
In 2014, she made her American début as The Countess for Dallas Opera and her European début the following year as Tatyana for Deutsche Oper Berlin.