Nikola Hillebrand © Christian Kleiner
Nikola Hillebrand © Christian Kleiner
SOPRANO

Nikola Hillebrand

Representation: Concert

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.

In the autumn of 2020, Nikola will join the ensemble of Dresden’s Semper Opera, where she is scheduled to appear in the great roles of her fach such as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel). Further roles are Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz and Adele in Die Fledermaus. She already sang the latter in 2018, appearing next to Jonas Kaufmann as Eisenstein in the Semper Opera’s New Year’s Eve Concert.

Apart from her opera and concert activities, Nikola is a passionate song recitalist. She won the international song competition “Das Lied 2019” in Heidelberg (jury chaired by Thomas Quasthoff) and will make her debut at the famous Wigmore Hall in London in February 2021. February 2021 will also see a mixture of song and opera when Nikola joins baritone Florian Boesch and the Musicbanda Franui for her debut in the musical theatre work Himmelerde at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

During her professional career, Nikola has worked with conductors such as René Jacobs, Robin Ticciati, Jérémie Rhorer, Franz Welser-Möst, Alexander Soddy, Manfred Honeck and Stephan Gottfried. As a soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C-Major, she will be heard first in her Musikverein debut and then again with Concentus Musicus in Paris. Last year, she also performed a concert at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Casino in Bern and in Berlin. Previous concert tours took her to Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, to the Mozart Week in Salzburg, the Musikfest in Bremen as well as South Korea, Egypt and Oman, among other destinations.

After completing her studies in Munich, Nikola joined the ensemble of the Mannheim National Theatre. As a member of that ensemble, she appeared there in roles such as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Despina (Così fan tutte), Gilda (Rigoletto), Norina (Don Pasquale) and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte). Her interpretation of the title role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea was an acclaimed success at her former home base.

2020 | 2021

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Forbidden Music
works by Karel Hašler, Paul Hindemith, Ernst Krenek, Bohuslav Martinů and Erwin Schulhoff

with Mariya Taniguchi, Nikola Hillebrand, Stepanka Pucalkova, Martin-Jan Nijhof, Jürgen Müller, Simeon Esper
Naomi Shamban, musical direction and piano

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Richard Strauss: Arabella

Barbara Senator, Arabella
Nikola Hillebrand, Zdenka
Giorgos Kanaris, Mandryka
Martin Koch, Matteo
Julia Bauer, Fiakermilli
Susanne Blattert, Countess Adelaide
Santiago Sánchez, Count Elemer
Pavel Kudinov, Count Lamoral
Mark Morouse, Count Dominik
Martin Tzonev, Count Waldner
Nicholas Probst, floor waiter

Dirk Kaftan, conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, stage director
Marko Medved, chorus master

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Richard Strauss: Arabella

Barbara Senator, Arabella
Nikola Hillebrand, Zdenka
Giorgos Kanaris, Mandryka
Martin Koch, Matteo
Julia Bauer, Fiakermilli
Susanne Blattert, Countess Adelaide
Santiago Sánchez, Count Elemer
Pavel Kudinov, Count Lamoral
Mark Morouse, Count Dominik
Martin Tzonev, Count Waldner
Nicholas Probst, floor waiter

Dirk Kaftan, conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, stage director
Marko Medved, chorus master

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Mimì
Nikola Hillebrand, Musetta
Atalla Ayan, Rodolfo
Bogdan Baciu, Marcello
Ilya Silchuk, Schaunard
Martin-Jan Nijhof, Colline
Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, Benoît
Bernd Zettisch, Alcindoro

John Fiore, conductor
Christine Mielitz, stage director
Peter Heilein, stage & costumes
Friedewalt Degen, light
André Kellinghaus, chorus master
Claudia Sebastian-Bertsch, childens choir
Matthias Rank, dramaturge
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Kinderchor der Semperoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Richard Strauss: Arabella

Barbara Senator, Arabella
Nikola Hillebrand, Zdenka
Giorgos Kanaris, Mandryka
Martin Koch, Matteo
Julia Bauer, Fiakermilli
Susanne Blattert, Countess Adelaide
Santiago Sánchez, Count Elemer
Pavel Kudinov, Count Lamoral
Mark Morouse, Count Dominik
Martin Tzonev, Count Waldner
Nicholas Probst, floor waiter

Dirk Kaftan, conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, stage director
Marko Medved, chorus master

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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