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©Kristóf Kovács
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Kate Robson

Kate Robson

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Nicole

Mezzo-soprano Nicole Chirka was born in Kharkiv (Ukraine) and studied with Alexander Vostryakov at the National Academy of Music in Kyiv. Here, her roles included Laura (Iolanta), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Olga (Eugene Onegin) and Lyubasha in excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride.

Nicole made her debut at the Kyiv National Opera in 2020 with her role as Olga (Eugene Onegin). Since the start of the 2021/22 season she has been a member of the Young Opera Ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden, with roles in Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly and Rusalka. As a member of the Young Singers Project, in August 2022 Nicole made her debut at the Salzburg Festival with her performance of Glaša/A Woman (Káťa Kabanová).

Recent and upcoming engagements for Nicole include her debut at Teatr Wielki in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, as well as returns to the Semperoper Dresden, to appear in La Sonnambula, La traviata, Hänsel und Gretel, and Pique Dame. The 2023/24 season will involve further debuts for Nicole including Rusalka with the Tenerife Opera and The Gambler at the Salzburg Festival.

Nicole is based in Dresden, Germany
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Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Apr 2024
Dresden Semperoper
Third Lady, Zauberflote, Dresden Semperoper Conductor: Christoph Gedschold Director: Josef E. Köpplinger
Nov 2023 - Dec 2023
Dresden Semperoper
Title role of Hansel, Hansel & Gretel, Dresden Semperoper Conductor: Srba Dinić Director: Katharina Thalbach
Jan 2024 - Feb 2024
Dresden Semperoper
Role of Flora Bervoix, La Traviata, Dresden Semperoper Conductor: Stefano Ranzani Director: Barbora Horáková Joly