After a stellar career as a soprano, Nicole Youl is now embarking on the next exciting installment of her performing life…. becoming a Mezzo Soprano.
As one of Australia’s leading sopranos her roles have included the title roles in Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Suor Angelica, Mimi in La Boheme, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Elsa in Lohengrin, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Micaela in Carmen, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Liu in Turandot, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and in Elektra, Die Vertraute, and Vierte Mägd.
On the concert platform she has performed as soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No.2, and No.8, Verdi’s Requiem, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Rachmaninov’s The Bells, Tove in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung and Ortlinde in Die Walküre. 2014 has seen her start her concert platform performances as a Mezzo Soprano with Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and Erste Mägd in Elektra.
Nicole has worked with many of Australia’s leading arts companies such as Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Victoria State Opera, West Australian Opera, State Opera of South Australia and the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, South Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Nicole has also sung in Rome, China and Guatemala.
Nicole was the recipient of many prestigious awards and competition prizes including the 1991 Herald Sun Aria, 1995 Metropolitan Opera Award, 1996 Rome Opera Award and 2002 Australian Singing Competition’s Opera Award. In 1996 she had the great honour of representing Australia in the Placido Domingo World Operalia Competition in Mexico City.
View Nicole’s online profile.