Nicole Car has established herself as one of the world-leading sopranos, performing at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Australia and Opera de Paris.
In 2014, she made her American début as The Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) for Dallas Opera and her European début the following year as Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden quickly followed –Micaëla in Carmen and Tatyana.
Since then, she has sung Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) for The Metropolitan Opera New York, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden and Opera Australia; Mimi (La bohème) for The Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Munich, Paris and Dresden; Tatyana in Paris, Munich, Berlin and Vienna; Marguerite (Faust) in Vienna, Marseille and Berlin and the title roles in Thaïs, Luisa Miller and La traviata for Opera Australia (winning Helpmann Awards for Luisa and Violetta).
Other recent engagements include Micaela and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for the Opera de Paris and Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) for Sydney Symphony and The Metropolitan Opera. She sang Mimi and Marguerite at the Wiener Staatsoper, Donna Elvira in Paris and San Francisco, Elisabetta (Don Carlo) in Berlin, Tatyana in Dallas and appeared with the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. Her 2023-2024 season includes her house début at La Scala as Ellen Orford, returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Mimi, Wiener Staatsoper as Donna Elvira, Desdemona (Otello) and Blanche (Dialogue des Carmélites) and Opera de Paris as Amelia (Simon Boccanegra).
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.
For Opera Australia, Nicole has sung Tatyana, Micaëla, Mimi, Marguerite, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Leila (The Pearl Fishers), The Countess and both Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). She sang Donna Anna for West Australian Opera and Adalgisa (Norma) for Victorian Opera.
She has recorded Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Melbourne Symphony and Heroines with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Nicole’s solo album of operatic arias The Kiss (ABC Classics) débuted at No. 1 on the Australian classical charts.
Nicole Car was made a Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres de la république de France in 2021.