"The bottom line is that the young soprano is simply overwhelming"


About Nikola

The German soprano Nikola Hillebrand is praised for her shining, luminous voice with elegant, noble timbre, her musical intellect, her mesmerizing interpretations and her touching presentation.

Still at the beginning of her career, she has already sung at many of the leading opera houses and concert halls including Bavarian State Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Glyndebourne Festival and the Vienna Musikverein.

Future engagements include a Mozart Requiem with Manfred Honeck and the Staatskapelle Dresden, a concert tour with Collegium 1704 and Vàclav Luks with a Mozart and Vivaldi program, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem with Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion and Andrè Schuen, Adele in Die Fledermaus with the Orchestre de Lyon, as well as concerts with the Münchner Symphoniker, the Philharmonie de Luxembourg and Nikola’s company debut with the Opéra national de Bordeaux as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.


In 2020 Nikola joined the ensemble of Semperoper Dresden and appears there in the major roles of her Fach such as Konstanze Entführung aus dem Serail, Gilda Rigoletto, Adele Die Fledermaus and Sophie Der Rosenkavalier. In the season 21/22, she will make her debuts als Musetta La Bohème, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Baronin Freimann Der Wildschütz as well as Pamina Die Zauberflöte and Zdenka Arabella.

After concluding her studies in Munich, Nikola joined the Nationaltheater Mannheim ensemble 2016-2020 where she performed roles including Poppea L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Marzelline Fidelio, Woglinde Das Rheingold, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte, Despina Così fan tutte, Frasquita Carmen and Oscar Un ballo in maschera.

Nikola has worked with esteemed conductors and directors such as Manfred Honeck, René Jacobs, Raphaël Pichon, Jérémie Rhorer, Alexander Soddy, Robin Ticchiati and Franz Welster-Möst.

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"Nikola Hillebrand as Queen of the Night and René Pape as Sarastro with their impressive arias were the vocal highlights of the evening and lived up to the high expectations."

Sächsische Zeitung, Jens Daniel Schubert