Nikola Hilleband © Miina Jung
Nikola Hilleband © Miina Jung


NIKOLA HILLEBRAND celebrates her next role debut

During a summer filled with concerts, Nikola Hillebrand thrilled audiences on tour with Haydn's The Creation with the Basel Chamber Orchestra under the musical direction of Giovanni Antonini, at the festival opening in Grafenegg with Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream and in two Mozart matinees at the Salzburg Festival with, among others, Exultate Jubilate under the musical direction of Roberto González-Monjas and the Serenata Il re pastore under the baton of Ivan Fischer.

"Nikola Hillebrand spreads pure joy: her naturally timbrated soprano sounds silver-bright, (...), her long-drawn legati are enchanting, her coloraturas are light as angels floating through the clouds. Her arias are the secret highlight of the oratorio: (...) She sings the audience under a spell." Rainer W. Janka, Oberbayerisches Volksblatt

"No less refreshing was the performance of Nikola Hillebrand, who interactively drew the audience into her crystal clear, technically precise and interpretatively sensitive microcosm." Leonhard Hartinger, Salzburger Nachrichten

Now Nikola Hillebrand returns to the opera stage, making her role debut at the Semperoper Dresden as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in a revival of Johannes Erath's production (premiered on June 20, 2015) under the musical direction of Gaetano d'Espinosa. We wish Nikola Hillebrand and all those involved - toitoitoi!



Christoph Pohl, Il Conte d'Almaviva
Elena Gorshunova, La Contessa d'Almaviva
Nikola Hillebrand, Susanna
Michael Nagl, Figaro
Cecilia Molinari, Cherubino
Michal Doron, Marcellina
Georg Zeppenfeld, Bartolo
Simeon Esper, Don Basilio
Gerald Hupach, Don Curzio

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Gaetano d’Espinosa, Musical Direction
Johannes Erath, Staging


8 | 16 | 18 September 2023
8. October 2023

Semperoper Dresden

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro