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Zoe Nicolaidou

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Zoe Nicolaidou

Singer/Soprano

Zoe Nicolaidou was part of Paris Opera’s Young Artists Program (Atelier Lyrique) where she trained from 2009 – 2011, and has made her debut in Opera Bastille and Palais Garnier under the baton of conductors such as Philippe Jordan (Suor Angelica), Bernharndt Kontarsky (Faust/ Fenelon), Dan Ettinger (Le Nozze di Figaro) alongside Erwin Schrott, Evelino Pido (Le Nozze di Figaro). She has received the Le Prix Lyrique du cercle Carpeaux in 2011 that rewards the most promising young singer of the season.

In the last few seasons she has interpreted the roles of: Amor (Orpheus und Eurydike) at Palais Garnier, followed by a tour in Lincoln Center New York conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Festival Oper Klosterneuburg where she was unanimously praised by the press, the roles of Titania, The Night and The Fairy (The Fairy Queen/ Purcell) with the Ensemble de Lausanne in Switzerland, Serpetta (La Finta Giardiniera/ Mozart) in Bobigny MC93, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice/ Gluck) ["the real climax of the evening"] and a Flower girl (Parsifal) at Theater Aachen, Mae Jones (Street Scene) in Paris, the Nymph (Euridice, Peri) at the Kammeroper Wien, Mrs. Gobineau (The Medium), Amore (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) in Schönbrunner Theater, Popelka (Veselohra na moste) at the Festival Retz in Austria and both Amore and Valetto (L'incoronazione di Poppea) in France with maestro Jean Christophe Spinosi.

Equally successful in concert, her repertoire covers oratorio and symphonic works such as: Mahler's Symphony No 4 performed with the Euskadi Orchestra under Jun Merkl in Bilbao, Pamplona and San Sebastian as well as with the Porto National Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Ensemble de Basse Normandie and at the Amphithéatre (Bastille), Brahms Deutsches Requiem at the Festival La Roque d’Antheron, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Magnificat, B minor mass with the Santiago de Compostella Orchestra under Antoni Ros Marba, Haydn’s Stabat Mater in Vienna and Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers at the Festival Echternach, Ravel's Mélodies Hébraïques in Casa da Musica (Porto), Faure’s Requiem and Haendel's The Messiah with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgefahrt (Rose) at the Amphitheatre (Paris). She has recently performed with with the Ensemble Matheus under the baton of Jean-Christophe Spinosi in 'Monteverdi 2.0" touring France as well as given a recital with pianist Nicolas Costantinou in the Hellenic Center in London.
 
She has also performed at venues such as: Palais Garnier, Musikverein Wien, Rudolfinum Prague, Villa Medicis (Rome), Montpellier Opéra Corum, Bilbao Concert Hall, Kursaal San Sebastián, Auditorio Baluarte Pamplona, Teatro Principal Vittoria, Pharos Arts Foundation (Cyprus) Opera de Toulon, Wratislavia Cantans Festival, Wiltz Festival, Klangvokal Dortmund Festival 2016.
 
World Premieres include: Piotr Moss's "et après eux le silence" in France as well as Kabat’s "Misterium Fidei" in Luxembourg and in Prague. She regularly collaborates with Cypriot composers such as Faidros Kavallaris and Contantinos Stylianou.

She is a first prize-winner of the “Schlossoper Haldenstein International Singing Competition 2007” which subsequently led to the role of Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Haldenstein Open-air Festival. She is also a Laureate of the "Prix Lyrique du cercle Carpeaux 2011" in France and a first prize winner of the Kyrenia Opera Competition 2013.
Zoe Nicoladou has studied classical singing at the University for Music and dramatic arts in Vienna (Magister Artium).  
Future engangements include: the role of The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors/ Menotti), a re invitation for a series of Monteverdi concerts with Jean- Christophe Spinosi, Mozart Requiem in Oviedo, Spain, a recital with Russian repertoire in Cyprus and subsequently at the Glinka Saal in Russia, as well as various concerts including Musikverein Wien.