Hailed as a singing-actress, Nelly is one of the most versatile artists of our day. Her repertoire extends from Mozart and bel canto to Verdi, Puccini and the verismo to modern italian opera Respighi and Zandonai, taking in French and Russian composers too. As Rodney Milnes wrote in Opera Magazine “this extroadinary diva can sing anything and sing it well “.
Since her Covent Garden debut in 1982 as Nedda in I Pagliacci opposite John Vickers, Piero Cappuccili and Thomas Allen and the 1983 triumphant La Scala debut as Lucia di Lammermoor, Nelly has been heard in all major opera houses of the world. She has worked with some of the most prestigious conductors and directors (in leading roles that include Tosca with Jose Carreras, Jose Cura, Neil Schicoff), Mimi (with Placido Domingo), Violetta in La Traviata (with Franco Bonisolli, Roberto Alagna, Renato Bruson, Alfredo Kraus) and opposite many other leading artists of the day. It was the bel canto repertoire and her dedication to rediscovering forgotten operas where Nelly found her niche. Universally acclaimed for her luscious sound, beautifully constructed technique and exceptional theatrical stage presence, Michael Davdison wrote about her in an article in Opera Magazine: “The highly individual timbre of Miricioiu’s voice, her imagination and intensity, her exceptional range and sense of timing make for a unique talent. ”
*Aylin Sezer* (1983) soprano, The Netherlands
Education: Royal Conservatory The Hague with Maria Acda, Gerda van Zelm, Ira Siff. Master diploma Dutch National Opera Academy.Â Repertory: Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), title role Agrippina (HÃ¤ndel), Despina CosÃ¬ fan tutte, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Annio La clemenza di Tito (Mozart), Requiem (Saint-Saëns and Mozart), Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Gloria (Poulenc).