Nicole Cabell, who earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman in 2001, is returning to the school with an appointment as Assistant Professor of Voice. Named 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Ms. Cabell’s ensuing career has taken her to the most important opera stages and concert halls in the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Metropolitan Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Deutsche Opera Berlin; Tetro Colòn Buenos Aires; and many more. As a concert soloist and recitalist, she has sung throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Her recordings include Soprano, an opera recital disc debut for Decca; Silver Rain, songs of Ricky Ian Gordon; Chanson D’Avril; Mademoiselle—Première Audience, Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger for Delos; and Musetta in La Bohème with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon, as well as in La Bohème: The Film.
“I’m incredibly honored to join the peerless, distinguished faculty of the Eastman School of Music,” Cabell says. “It has been a dream of mine since my graduation at Eastman in 2001 to be part of this community and I greatly look forward to serving Eastman to the very best of my abilities.”
Katherine Ciesinski, the Chair of Eastman’s Voice, Opera, and Vocal Coaching Department, welcomes Nicole Cabell: “Her mastery of technique and its application in expressive communication will galvanize our students’ growth at all levels. In addition, her desires to promote the performance of new works by diverse composers and to reach out into the greater Rochester community will bring inspiration and new voices to our concert halls.”