Hailed by the New York Times for her “technically accomplished coloratura” and “floating lyricism,” soprano Nicole Haslett makes a number of role and company debuts in the 2016-17 season: the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Utah Opera, Zerbinetta in Ariadne of Naxos with Berkshire Opera Festival and Florestine in La mere coupable with On Site Opera. In addition, she joins the Lyric Opera of Chicago for its production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Future seasons include returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin in two new productions as Adele in Die Fledermaus and Berthe in Le prophète. Last season, she made her European debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sang Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, First Niece in Peter Grimes, Semele in Die Liebe der Danae, and Frasquita in Carmen as well as sang her first performances of Adele in Die Fledermaus with Cincinnati Opera.
Ms. Haslett recently joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Iolanta and sang Chloé in Offenbach’s Daphnis et Chloé with Heartbeat Opera. Other recent performances include: Sophie in Picker’s Emmeline and Echo in Smetana’s The Kiss (Opera Theater of Saint Louis); Nannetta in Falstaff (Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance); Sarah and the cover of the title role of The Ballad of Baby Doe (Chautauqua Opera); Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Opera in the Ozarks); Yan Jinxuan’s The White-Haired Girl (I SING BEIJING at Alice Tully Hall); and Handel’s Messiah with the New Choral Society. She was a 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist, 2015 second place winner of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and Encouragement Award winner of the George London Foundation Competition. http://www.nicolehaslett.com/