B i o g r a p h y
Nicola Proksch was awarded the First Prize in the category Opera (female) at the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Karlový Vary, Czech Republic. In 2011 she was a finalist in the Klaudia Taev Competition. For Amina in La Sonnambula she was rewarded the prize of “Discovery of the Season” 2014 in Slovakia.
Her debut in 2008 she had as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto on a tour through Japan. During the 2008/2009 season she was a member of the Opera Studio at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she sang among others Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Chloe in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame.
In the role of Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte which she is currently singing at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, she also appeared in Theater Bremen, Theater Erfurt, Staatstheater Schwerin and Volksoper Wien.
As Najade in Strauss´ Ariadne of Naxos she appeared in Volksoper Wien, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Zürich and Oper Leipzig, and at the Bejing Music Festival.
In 2011 she has been once again engaged for a tour throughout Japan, this time singing the role of Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen. 2012 she made her debut in NDM Ostrava, Czech Republic as Ann Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
2013 she had her critically acclaimed debut in as Amina in La Sonnambula in State Theater Kosice. In 2014 she appeared as Gilda in Rigoletto in Theater Nordhausen, as Marzelline in Fidelio with the Interpannonische Philharmonie.
Critically highly acclaimed she appeared in 2016 in Ostrava as Rosaura in Wolf-Ferraris Le Donne Curiose
In 2018 she returned to State Theater Kosice in all three female roles of Les Contes d´Hoffmann as Olympia/Antonia and Giulietta. In Staatstheater Meiningen she appeared in a scenic version of Orffs Carmina Burana.
Her concert repertoire includes among others Mozarts C Minor Mass and Requiem as well as several of his Concert Arias, Haydn Schöpfung, Mendelssohn Elias, Beethoven Missa Solemnis and 9th Beethoven and Christus am Ölberg. She has appeared with Carmina Burana on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2017. In 2019 she will sing F. Schmidt Das Buch mit den Sieben Siegeln.
Nicola Proksch worked with Bamberger Symphoniker, Janacek Philharmonie Ostrava, Czech Philharmonics and conductors as Vaclav Luks, Petr Altrichter, Jakub Hruša and Manfred Honeck.