"Zoe Nicolaidou est
une lumière mozartienne rassurante"
Praised as "a honey-colored voice with a noble sound and moving presence" Cypriot Soprano Zoe Nicolaidou is a graduate of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and was a member of the Opera de Paris Young Artists Program. She was awarded 'Le Prix Lyrique du cercle Carpeaux' that rewards the most noticeable young singer during a season. She is a first prize winner of the Kyrenia Opera Competition and Schlossoper Haldenstein Competition.
Nicolaidou made her debut at the Opera National de Paris as Prima Sorella in Suor Angelica and returned for Kathe in Fenelon's Faust, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro alongside Erwin Schrott and Isabel Leonard, Amor in Orpheus und Eurydike, Soprano solo in Mahler's 4th Symphony.
She has performed: Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Festival Operklosterneuburg), Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera (Bobigny MC93), Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice (Theater Aachen), Flower Girl in Parsifal (Theater Aachen), Night and Fairy in The Fairy Queen (Theatre du Jorat), Mae Jones in Street Scene (Amphitheatre Bastille), Popelka in Martinu's Veselohra na moste (Festival Retz), The Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors (Cyprus), Peri's Euridice (Kammeroper Wien), Micaëla in Carmen (Vienna), Amore and Valetto in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Festival de Menton, France), Amor in Orpheus und Eurydike (David Koch Theater in Lincoln Center New York City) that marked her US debut.
She has worked with conductors such as: Jun Merkl, Antoni Ros Marba, Philippe Jordan, Bernhardt Kontarsky, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jean- Christophe Spinosi, Dan Ettinger, Evelino Pido, Alkis Baltas, Markus Bosch, Dmitry Sitkovetsky.
Concert perfomances across Europe have included: Mahler's Symphony No 4, (Bilbao Concert Hall, Euskalduna Kuursaal, Vittoria Theatre, Pamplona Auditorio, Casa da Musica in Portugal, Thessaloniki State Orchestra), Brahms Deutsches Requiem (Festival La Roque d’Antheron), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Aachen), Bach's Magnificat (Vienna), Bach's B minor mass (Santiago de Compostella), Haydn’s Stabat Mater (Vienna), Haydn's Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers (Festival Echternach), Ravel's Mélodies Hébraïques (Casa da Musica Portugal), Faure’s Requiem and Haendel's The Messiah (Cyprus Symphony Orchestra), Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgefahrt (Amphithéâtre Bastille), Händel's Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi's Gloria (Palau de la Musica Cataluña Barcelona, Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon, Angers Nantes Opera, Chapelle Royale de Versailles.
Further venues include: Palais Garnier, Musikverein Wien, Rudolfinum Prague, Villa Medicis Rome, Montpellier Opéra Corum, Pharos Arts Foundation (Cyprus), Opera de Toulon, Wratislavia Cantans Festival, Wiltz Festival, Klangvokal Dortmund Festival, London Hellenic Center.
Future engangements include: The Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the night visitors (New York City), The Art of Greek Song (Merkin Concert Hall in New York CIty), Concerts in Musikverein Wien, Paris, Cyprus, Germany and at The Pharos Chamber Music Festival.
Zoe Nicolaidou has recorded Mahler 4th Symphony, with Skarbo Recording Label.