NICOLA BELLER CARBONE soprano

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Italy

Francesca Badalotti
francesca@onlystage.co.uk

Born in Germany, Nicola Beller Carbone grew up in Spain where she initially studied to become an actress but later turned to singing, studying at the Escuela Superior di Canto of Madrid with Dolores Ripollès. In Munich, she studied under Astrid Varnay and, in 1991, obtained a permanent contract at the Opernstudio of the Munich State Opera.

In 1993, she obtained the position of permanent soprano at the Gärtnerplatztheater München, and from 1996 to 2001, at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where she sang the lyric repertoire (Fiordiligi, Contessa, Tatjana, Mimi, Liu, Violetta, Antonia, etc.).

Since 2001, she has travelled all over the world as a guest artist: Bayerische Staatsoper München, Opera National Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro alla Fenice, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Teatro Regio Turin, Opera de Lyon, Opera la Monnaie Bruxelles,Teatro de la Maestranza Seville, Opera Montecarlo, Opera de Montrèal, Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Santa Fe Opera, Bregenzer Festspiele, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera de Nice, Opera de Nantes, Opera de Nancy, Opera de Oviedo, Opera de Tenerife, Opera de La Palma, Oper Graz Theater an der Wien, Opera National Athens, Chorègies d´Orange, Festival de Beiteddine Beyrouth, National Centre of Performing Arts Beijing, Oper Frankfurt, Semperoper Dresden and others.

Having begun with a lyrical repertoire, her debut as Salome in 2003 marked a shift to a more dramatic register. She specializes in the repertoire of the XX century (Wozzeck by Alban Berg, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Schostakowitsch, Tote Stadt by Korngold, König Kandaules by Zemlinksy, Der Zwerg by Zemlinsky, Der Kreidekreis by Zemlinsky, Elektra by R. Strauss, Die Frau  ohne Schatten by R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss, Hamletmaschine by Rihm, Soldaten by Zimmermann, Bomarzo by Ginastera) and the Wagner Repertoire (Sieglinde in Walküre and Kundry in Parsifal), as well as Spanish Opera and Zarzuela as El gato Montés by Penella, Pepita Jimenez by Albeniz and La Villana  by Vives. At present, NBC is preparing a monographic recital by Kurt Weill and Die sieben Todsünden by the same author.

Since 2012, Nicola Beller Carbone has started to offer her experience as a singer /actress to several educational Institutions (International Opernstudio Zürich, Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, Theaterakademie München, Opernstudio München, Acadèmie Rainier III Monaco, Conservatoire Montrèal), to work with young singers using her very personal experience on stage.

She founded the summer program InCanto Tignano where she focuses on singing and acting in opera developing the broad spectrum of creative skills of each person.

She is fluent in German, Spanish, Italian, English and French.

K.Weill, “Mahagonny”

Interview

10 years of Richard Strauss “Salome”

M. Tutino, “Senso”

F. Poulenc, “La voix humaine”

“Lieder um Liebe” by J.M. Kränzle

R. Zandonai, “Francesca da Rimini”

Krenek, Karl V

“Hamletmaschine”, W. Rihm

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