Australian soprano Nicole Car is one of the brightest stars in international opera and available from today is her second album Heroines, from ABC Classics, recorded live in concert with the Australian Chamber Orchestra directed and led from the violin by Richard Tognetti with a cameo solo by ACO Principal Violin Satu Vänskä.
In April 2018, Nicole joined the ACO, one of Australia’s most daring and exciting ensembles, for a series of unique live performances featuring arias sung by some of music’s most iconic female characters – including Mozart’s Dido and Verdi’s Desdemona. The album also showcases the artistry of the orchestra, featuring Mozart’s Symphony No.27 as well as a gorgeous performance of Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.2 by Satu Vänskä.
In September 2018 Nicole Car made her debut as Mimi in La Bohème at New York’s Metropolitan Opera opposite Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano; in November she will debut at Bayerische Staatsoper as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin. These engagements follow a 2018 Helpmann Award-winning performance as Violetta in Opera Australia’s production of Verdi’s La traviata. Nicole’s debut solo album, The Kiss, was an unqualified success, reaching #1 on the charts and earning a nomination for Best Classical Album at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
The tracks: HANDEL Overture and Dances from Alcina/ MOZART Symphony No. 27 in G major: I. Allegro/ MOZART Basta, vincesti … Ah non lasciarmi, no/ BEETHOVEN Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major/ BEETHOVEN Ah! perfido … Per pietà, non dirmi addio/ VERDI Ave Maria, plena di grazia from Otello/ PUCCINI Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)/ VERDI Act III Prelude from La traviata/ MOZART Misera, dove son! … Ah! non son io che parlo/ MOZART Symphony No. 27 in G major:II. Andantino grazioso / III. Presto/ MOZART Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia/ BEETHOVEN Ma tu tremi, o mio tesoro?
Album available 5 October 2018 | 1CD + Digital | ABC 481 7430