City: Medicine Hat
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Marianne - Tartuffe
Chorus - City Workers in Love
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- I will be practicing and studying the role and the play by Molière to prepare for Marianne (Tartuffe) and nailing down the chorus parts for City Workers in Love! Also, meal prep! If I have lunches prepared I will be able to make sure I will always have a good lunch to bring to rehearsals!
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- NUOVA has many amazing visiting artists this year! I am very much looking forward to working with them and for the networking opportunities the program offers. I will be graduating from my bachelors degree this June so I believe it’s the perfect occasion to start expanding my horizons and taking a step into the opera world.
o Education: B. Music in Vocal Performance, University of Lethbridge
o Awards: International Vice-President's Scholarship for Outstanding Performer (Lethbridge Kiwanis Festival) 2016 & 2017
o Experience/Roles: Cathleen in Riders to the Sea (University of Lethbridge), Lucy Lockit in The Beggar's Opera (U of L), Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel (U of L), La Badessa in Suor Angelica (U of L)
o Dream Role(s): Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette
o Upcoming Engagement(s): Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at ViVace Vancouver Summer Opera Workshop 2018
Hannah Nickel has just graduated from a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Lethbridge. She is thrilled to be gaining more musical experience and operatic knowledge as well as perform at Opera Nuova for the first time! Originally from Medicine Hat, Hannah began studying voice around the age of 12 and her passion for music has grown exponentially throughout her music education. She will be appearing at Opera Nuova as Marianne in Tartuffe, and as a member of the chorus in City Workers in Love.