Emerging Artist Profile:
Nicole Katerberg

Young Artist Program - Singer Voice Type: Soprano
Province/Territory: Ontario
City: Listowel

Role(s) in this year's festival:

Damigella / Pallade: "The Coronation of Poppea" (Monteverdi)

How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?

In preparation for NUOVA, I am currently listening to and watching past productions of The Coronation of Poppea, gleaning all the information I can. I continue with my studies at Western, learning and applying everything I can while looking forward to the amazing opportunity that is Opera NUOVA.

What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?

NUOVA is an extremely well-known, well celebrated summer opera program providing concurrent training in many diverse areas of performance as well as technique, which is a crucial and thorough way of learning our craft. Last summer I had the enormous pleasure of participating in NUOVA’s hybrid program, which left me wanting for the full NUOVA experience! I am absolutely thrilled to be working with and learning form NUOVA’s world renowned faculty and staff as we embark on this continuously changing adventure of performance during an ongoing pandemic.

Artist Bio

Soprano Nicole Katerberg, a Listowel native, is a current MMus student studying under Bethany Hörst. As a recent graduate of Redeemer University, Nicole has extensive choral experience and has sung with the Da Capo choir of Kitchener-Waterloo and the Redeemer University Concert Choir. Recent soloist credits include Messiah (Hamilton, 2019), the titular role in both Suor Angelica (UWOpera, 2021), and Alcina (UWOpera, 2021). Nicole has participated in Opera NUOVA’s Hybrid Program this past summer and has competed in NATS (category winner), OMFA, and various other Festivals. In addition to performing, Nicole has also worked behind the scenes as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager.