NEWS

Shot from Zoe's Concert with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra

30 March 2019

An interesting combination of repertoire including Weber, Weill, Falvo, Giraud and many more. 

Review on Menotti"s Opera in New York

26. January 2019

 

"..The extraordinary Zoe Nicolaidou played the role of Amahl’s mother.."

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL HERALD 

Zoe will be performing The Mother from Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors in New York.

November 29, 2018

The Venue is the beautiful Church of the Heavenly Rest, in Manhattan (Fifth Avenue & 90th Street). In this moving Christmas tale by Gian Carlo Menotti, the lives of crippled Amahl and his mother change forever when they are visited by three mysterious kings from the East.

Backstage picture in Brahmssaal, Musikverein.

November 29, 2018

 

Zoe performed Mimi's Aria "Donde lieta" and the duettino of Fiordiligi and Dorabella singing "Prendero quel brunettino" and a traditional Cypriot song called "Asierompasman".

 

 

 

First positive feedback on Zoe's New York participation as a guest soloist at the Merkin Concert Hall:

 

October 29, 2018

'The gifted Cypriot soprano Zoe Nicolaidou added her beautiful voice to the concert, impressing the audience with her range and the lyrical, expressiveness of her performance.'

 

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL HERALD 

Nicolaidou is returning to New York city

 

October 12, 2018

She will be performing at the Merkin Concert Hall after her U.S. debut in 2012, in Orfeo ed Euridice at the New York Lincoln Center Festival, at the David Koch Theater under Thomas Hengelbrock where she enjoyed great reviews:

"Zoe Nicolaidou was a perfectly sprightly Amore."

This time she will be heard at The Art of Greek Song as a special Guest Soprano and Winner of The Kyrenia Opera Award, New York.

 

Lovely Reviews on Nicolaidou's tour with Jean- Christophe Spinosi in Barcelona (Palau de la Musica) Lyon, Versailles, Nantes:

 

May 20, 2018

HÄNDEL DIXIT DOMINUS AND VIVALDI GLORIA

"Entre los solistas destaco la transparencia y pureza

de la voz de la soprano Zoe Nicolaidou.."

PLATEA MAGAZINE

"Los solistas nos ofrecieron un buen nivel vocal y técnico; (...) junto a la soprano Zoe Nicolaidou de timbre más carnoso y técnica impecable, interpretando un precioso dúo “De torrente in via bibet” con delicadeza y sensibilidad."

EL BINARI

Ms Nicolaidou is returning to Spain for her Barcelona Debut in Palau de la Musica Catalana with Vivaldi and Händel, under Jean Christophe Spinosi.

March 20, 2018

 

 

Zoe feels very close to Spain, perhaps because of her Mediterranean origin. She has already performed in Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian and Vittoria in Mahler's 4th Symphony under Jun Merkl in 2016 and also in Bach's Si minor mass in Santiago de Compostella under Antoni Ros Marba.

 

Concert in Paris St Germain de Pres to be recorded by ARTE, DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHONE CHANNEL.

June 15, 2018

Festival de Paris

Conductor: Jean Christophe Spinosi

New Role in Menotti's Opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' in Pallas Theater, Cyprus.

December 10, 2017

Zoe will be singing The Mother in this upcoming Opera, as a winner of the Kyrenia Opera Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival De Menthon in France. L'incoronazione di Poppea

August 17, 2017

Zoe as Valetto and Amore in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea with Jean-

Christophe Spinosi at the beautiful open air Festival in South of  France.

 

 

 

 

 

Russian melodies from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff with pianists Maruska and Linchevskaya 

September 10, 2017

This was a very special concert for Zoe, since she had the chance to sing at her hometown, Limassol and furthermore with one of her first music teachers, Zbynek Maruska who was accompanying her on the piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour throughout France with the Ensemble Matheus under conductor Jean- Christophe Spinosi

 

May 2017

A very interesting mixture of repertoire was included such as: Monteverdi, Merula and even some Mediterranean songs were on the programme 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahler Symphony N.4 with National Basque Orchestra under Jun Merkl.

May 2016

Concerts in Bilbao, Pamplona, Vittoria and St. Sebastian. Mahler 4th is a work Zoe has performed already in Paris, Caen, Porto, Thessaloniki and has recorded with the Ensemble de Basse Normandie, and the Skarbo Recording Label.

Review:

"..The most prominent moment is the fourth movement, in the song 'Das himmlische Leben'. Zoe Nicolaidou, the soprano, made it clear why she was chosen in France to receive the prize as a bright future in the lyric world. Nicolaidou is admirable, but her most important feature, is the quality of the color of the voice; very round and fleshy.."

 

 

 

Si minor Mass from Bach in Santiago de Compostella, with the Real Filharmonia de Galicia under Antoni Ros Marba

Great Reviews:

"..Exito absoluto de la Misa en si menor de Bach.."

 

"...el hermosísimo contraste de luz y oscuridad en las bien empastadas voces de Nicolaidou y Mouriz marcó el que existe entre las dos partes de esta genial obra de Bach.." 

"..Por el escenario también pasaron algunas de las mejores voces del panorama actual como Zoe Nicolaidou, Carlos Mena, Juan Antonio Sanabria..."

Tour with the Paris Opera Ballet under Thomas Hengelbrock with Gluck's Orpheus und Eurydike as Amor.

May 2013

 

Venues include: Palais Garnier, Lincoln Center and Teatro Real Madrid.

Some of the reviews:

"Zoe Nicolaidou est la lumière de l' Amour, une lumière mozartienne rassurante"

formalhaut.org

(..) et Zoe Nicolaidou magnifient la poésie de cette œuvre magique.

(...) However, in my opinion, soprano Zoe Nicolaidou, in the role of Amor, was the most musically pleasing soloist.

www.backtrack.com/review

 

 

 

Debut in Rudolphinum, Dvorak Saal in Prague with the Vlach Quartet.

November  2012

Czech Press wrote:

"Puvabna kyperska vila Zoe Nicolaidou svym znele lahodnym sopranem dodala skladbe dimenzi ktera obsah a ucinek skladby velmi zvyraznila."

(The charming, like a fairy cypriot soprano gave the piece expressive dimensions with her delightful sonorous voice)

Zoe is Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, in France, MC93 THEATRE BOBIGNY:

August 2012

 

 

"Zoe Nicolaidou échappe au stéréotype de la soubrette au soprano acide grâce à un timbre charnu (..)"

(Zoe Nicolaidou breaks the stereotype of the soubrette- soprano due to her warm- coloured  timbre)

 

 

http://www.forumopera.com

 

Ms Nicolaidou enjoyed a very succesful run of Le Nozze di Figaro as Susanna at Operklosterneuburg. 

August 2011

"Susanna (Zoe Nicolaidou) überzeugt mit wunderschönen Timbre und müheloser Stimme. Dass die beiden Hauptdarsteller dann noch optisch und schauspielerisch was her machen, ist die Kirsche auf dem Sahnehäubchen."

Kultur in Centrope 

"..Ideal ist die Susanna der aus Zypern stammenden Zoe Nicolaidou. Sie ist attraktiv und voll Poesie, die Stimme trägt auch im freien und die Rosenarie ist ein wirklicher Höhepunkt einer grossartigen Vorstellung"

Der Neue Merker

"(..)" sowie Zoe Nicolaidou als ideale Susanna. Nicolaidous schöner Sopran strahlt frische und noblesse aus; auch optisch ist diese Susanna perfekt."

Kurier

"Auf Samtpfoten erobert sie ihr Revier, umgarnt mit gut konditioniertem Sopran den Grafen genauso wie geschickt wie Figaro"

Die Presse