Nikola Hillebrand © Christian Kleiner
Nikola Hillebrand © Christian Kleiner
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Nikola Hillebrand

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BIOGRAPHY

German soprano Nikola Hillebrand – while still in the early stages of her career - has already sung at the world's leading opera houses and concert halls including the Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, Vienna Musikverein, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, the Cologne and Paris Philharmonie, Hamburg Laeizshalle, Bremen Music Festival and with conductors such as Adam Fischer, Fabien Gabel, Stephan Gottfried, Roberto González-Monjas, Manfred Honeck, René Jacobs, Vaclav Luks, Antonello Manacorda, Raphaël Pichon, Andris Nelsons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Jérémie Rohrer, Alexander Soddy, Robin Ticciati and Franz Welser-Möst.

Upon completing her studies in Munich, Nikola Hillebrand was engaged by the Mannheim National Theatre, and from 2020 to 2024 was a member of the ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden, where she appeared in roles such as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Nozze di Figaro), Musetta (La Bohème), Zdenka (Arabella), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Adele (Die Fledermaus).

Additional highlights to date have included Zdenka in Richard Strauss' Arabella at the Bonn Theatre and Zurich Opera House, as well as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) at the Hamburg State Opera. In January 2024, she made her acclaimed debut as Kunigunde in Bernstein's Candide at the Theater an der Wien. In summer 2024, she will make her debut as Agathe in a new production of Weber's Der Freischütz at the Bregenz Festival and in the 2024/2025 season, Nikola Hillebrand will sing Pamina in her debut at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, Aspasia (Mitridate, re di Ponto) at the Hamburg Opera and Susanna (Nozze di Figaro) at the Zurich Opera. Concert performances in the latter role will take the soprano together with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Giovanni Antonini to Luxembourg, Paris, Hamburg and Basel. Nikola Hillebrand can also be heard in concert performances of Der Freischütz (Ännchen) with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and under the direction of Antonello Manacorda in Potsdam, Paris, Baden-Baden and Berlin.

On the concert stage in the coming season, Nikola Hillebrand will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 4 under Roberto González-Monjas in A Coruña and with the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Andris Nelsons in Vienna and Budapest, followed by Mozart's Mass in C minor with Concentus Musicus under Stefan Gottfried at the Vienna Musikverein, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 under Marin Alsop at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Schumann's Faust Scenes under David Afkham in Madrid.

Nikola Hillebrand is a passionate Lied singer in addition to her opera and concert activities. She is the winner of the international song competition "Das Lied 2019" in Heidelberg and recently celebrated her song recital debuts at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, the Leeds Lieder Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, London's Wigmore Hall, the Essen Philharmonie, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Musikverein Graz and the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg.

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, KV 620

Dimitry Ivashchenko, Sarastro
Maria Perlt-Gärtner, Königin der Nacht
Nikola Hillebrand, Pamina
N.N., Tamino
Bernhard Hansky, Papageno

Gaetano d’Espinosa, conductor

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, KV 620

Dimitry Ivashchenko, Sarastro
Nikola Hillebrand, Pamina
Sebastian Wartig, Papageno

Gaetano d’Espinosa, conductor

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Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo

Alexandros Stavrakakis, Filippo II
Elena Guseva, Elisabetta di Valois
Tomislav Mužek, Don Carlo
Elena Zhidkova, La principessa Eboli
Christoph Pohl, Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa
Joseph Dennis, Graf von Lerma
Gerald Hupach, Herold
Taras Shtonda, Der Großinquisitor
Oleksandr Pushniak, Ein Mönch
Nikola Hillebrand, Stimme von oben
Sebastian Wartig, Erster flandrischer Deputierter
Ilya Silchuk, Zweiter flandrischer Deputierter
Martin-Jan Nijhof, Sechster flandrischer Deputierter

Jordi Bernàcer, conductor
Vera Nemirova, staging
Heike Scheele, stage
Frauke Schernau, costumes
Fabio Antoci, light
André Kellinghaus, choir
rocafilm, video
Kai Weßler, dramaturgy

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo

Alexandros Stavrakakis, Filippo II
Elena Guseva, Elisabetta di Valois
Tomislav Mužek, Don Carlo
Elena Zhidkova, La principessa Eboli
Christoph Pohl, Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa
Joseph Dennis, Graf von Lerma
Gerald Hupach, Herold
Taras Shtonda, Der Großinquisitor
Oleksandr Pushniak, Ein Mönch
Nikola Hillebrand, Stimme von oben
Sebastian Wartig, Erster flandrischer Deputierter
Ilya Silchuk, Zweiter flandrischer Deputierter
Martin-Jan Nijhof, Sechster flandrischer Deputierter

Jordi Bernàcer, conductor
Vera Nemirova, staging
Heike Scheele, stage
Frauke Schernau, costumes
Fabio Antoci, light
Altea Garrido, choreography prologue
André Kellinghaus, choir director
rocafilm, video
Kai Weßler, dramaturgy

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, KV 620

Georg Zeppenfeld, Sarastro
Nikola Hillebrand, Pamina
Long Long, Tamino
Sebastian Wartig, Papageno

Gaetano d’Espinosa, conductor

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