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

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BIOGRAPHY

German soprano Nikola Hillebrand is praised by expert reviewers for the bright radiance of her voice with its noble timbre, her lightness of touch and sophisticated technique as well as her touching, charming stage manner and highly nuanced interpretations.

While still at the beginning of her career, she has already appeared at leading opera and concert houses such as the Bavarian State Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival and Vienna’s Musikverein. Nikola Hillebrand joined the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden in autumn 2020. In the 2022/2023 season she will appear at the Semperoper Dresden in roles such as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Musetta (La Bohème), Zdenka (Arabella), La Musica (Orfeo by Monteverdi), Gilda (Rigoletto), Ännchen (Der Freischütz) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). She already sang the latter alongside Jonas Kaufmann as Eisenstein at the Semperoper's New Year's Eve concert in 2018. Other highlights of last season included Zdenka in Richard Strauss' Arabella at the Theater Bonn, concert performances of Johann Strauss Fledermaus with the Orchestre National in Lyon. With the role of Zdenka she also celebrated an outstanding debut at the Zurich Opera House. As Pamina, Nikola Hillebrand will make her debut at the Opera House in Hamburg in December 2022.

Along her young career, Nikola Hillebrand has worked with conductors such as René Jacobs, Robin Ticchiati, Jérémie Rhorer, Franz Welster-Möst, Alexander Soddy, Manfred Honeck and Stephan Gottfried. Recent highlights include concerts with the Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks in Warsaw, and the Cologne Philharmonie, and a Brahms Requiem with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion at the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie Essen, excerpts from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel with the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich in Grafenegg or Mozart's Laudate Dominum from the Vesperae solennes de Confessore as well as Mozart's Requiem with the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Manfred Honeck in the Semperoper Dresden. A tour of arias by Mozart and Mendelssohn took Nikola Hillebrand to Germany and Switzerland together with the Basler Kammerochester.

Future highlights include concerts with excerpts from Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier in Bordeaux, Myslivecek's Abramo ed Isacco with the Collegium 1704 under Václav Luks at the Salzburg Festival Mahler's IV Symphony with the Basel Symphony Orchestra conducted by Markus Poschner, and Mendelssohn's Paulus conducted by Fabien Gabel in Grafenegg

In addition to her opera and concert activities Nikola Hillebrand is a passionate lied singer. She is the winner of the international song competition "Das Lied 2019" in Heidelberg (jury chaired by Thomas Quasthoff) and recently celebrated her recital debuts at the Heidelberger Frühling, at the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence and at Leeds-Lieder. In the coming season, Nikola Hillebrand will be able to present herself with Lied at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, at the Wigmore Hall in London, at the Essen Philharmonie, as well as at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn.

After her studies in Munich, Nikola was engaged by the Nationaltheater Mannheim. As a member of the ensemble, she appeared in roles such as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Despina (Così fan tutte), Gilda (Rigoletto), Norina (Don Pasquale) and Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte). With her interpretation of the title role in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, she celebrated a great success in her former ensemble house.

2022 | 2023

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, KV 620

Tobias Kehrer, Sarastro
Julia Sitkovetsky, Königin der Nacht
Nikola Hillebrand, Pamina
Mauro Peter, Tamino
Bernhard Hansky, Papageno
Roxana Incontrera, Erste Dame
Justyna Ołów, Zweite Dame
Christa Mayer, Dritte Dame
Simeon Esper, Monostatos
Martin-Jan Nijhof, Sprecher
Alice Rossi, Papagena
Rupert Grössinger, Erster Priester


Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
N.N., Musikalische Leitung
Josef E. Köpplinger, Inszenierung

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Johann Strauß: Die Fledermaus


Jürgen Müller, Gabriel von Eisenstein
Hulkar Sabirova, Rosalinde
Mert Süngü, Alfred
Marina Viotti, Prinz Orlofsky
Nikola Hillebrand, Adele
Sebastian Wartig, Dr. Falke
Matthias Henneberg, Frank
Gerald Hupach, Dr. Blind
Wolfgang Stumph, Frosch

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

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Johann Strauß: Die Fledermaus


Jürgen Müller, Gabriel von Eisenstein
Hulkar Sabirova, Rosalinde
Mert Süngü, Alfred
Marina Viotti, Prinz Orlofsky
Nikola Hillebrand, Adele
Sebastian Wartig, Dr. Falke
Matthias Henneberg, Frank
Gerald Hupach, Dr. Blind
Wolfgang Stumph, Frosch

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

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Johann Strauß: Die Fledermaus

Jürgen Müller, Gabriel von Eisenstein
Hulkar Sabirova, Rosalinde
Mert Süngü, Alfred
Marina Viotti, Prinz Orlofsky
Nikola Hillebrand, Adele
Sebastian Wartig, Dr. Falke
Matthias Henneberg, Frank
Gerald Hupach, Dr. Blind
Wolfgang Stumph, Frosch

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Musikalische Leitung, conductor

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Johann Strauß: Die Fledermaus

Jürgen Müller, Gabriel von Eisenstein
Hulkar Sabirova, Rosalinde
Mert Süngü, Alfred
Marina Viotti, Prinz Orlofsky
Nikola Hillebrand, Adele
Sebastian Wartig, Dr. Falke
Matthias Henneberg, Frank
Gerald Hupach, Dr. Blind
Wolfgang Stumph, Frosch

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

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