Nicola Beller Carbone

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Nicola Beller Carbone as a dyer in Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss at the Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden 2014

Nicola Beller Carbone (* 1964 in Mannheim ) is a German soprano who grew up in Spain .


Beller Carbone grew up with her family in Spain, where she attended the German School in San Sebastian , then the Adam Opel company school in Zaragoza and graduated from the Colegio Aleman in Barcelona in 1982 . She started taking piano lessons at the age of four and gave several concerts in Zaragoza with Juventudes Musicales at the age of 16. Since childhood she has devoted herself to ballet and began an acting training at the Escuela de Arte dramatico de Zaragoza, was active in street theater (Escaparate, El Grifo) and cabaret in Zaragoza and Madrid (Boulevard Magenta) and gained her first experience in funk and Watch TV. It was only in 1988 that she began her vocal training at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid with Dolores Ripolles. From 1991–1993 she was engaged at the Munich Opera Studio , where she continued to study singing with Astrid Varnay .

Singing career

Hellmuth Matiasek engaged her in her first permanent engagement at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in 1993 . In 1996 she moved to the Nationaltheater Mannheim under Jun Märkl and was a permanent member of the ensemble there until 2001. Since then she has been working as a freelancer.

With her Salome debut in 2003 at the Osnabrück City Theater , she switched to the Spinto soprano subject . She has since sung Salome in 14 productions, including the 2008 Robert Carsen production at the Teatro Regio di Torino under Gianandrea Noseda and the 2009 Nicolas Brieger production in Geneva at the Grand Théâtre de Genève under Gabriele Ferro . She is increasingly dedicated to the repertoire of the 20th century with operas by Alexander Zemlinsky , Franz Schreker , Erich Wolfgang Korngold , Ernst Krenek , Dmitri Dmitrijewitsch Shostakowitsch , Alban Berg , but also Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner . Tosca , Marie in Wozzeck , and Katerina Ismailowa are among her most sung roles.


In 2013, in addition to her singing career, Beller Carbone began giving workshops for scenic lessons and singing. Invitations to the Zurich International Opera Studio , the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, the Accademia del Maggio Fiorentino, the FIAK (Fundación Internacional Alfredo Kraus), the August Everding Theater Academy in Munich and the Conservatoire de Musique Montrèal led her to attend the 2013 summer school “ InCanto Tignano “in Tuscany , where she gave scenic lessons to young singers together with the Scottish director Paul Curran.

Since 2019 she has been part of the permanent team of lecturers at the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera with regular masterclasses in acting and vocal expression. In 2019 she founded "LIBERAinCANTO", a master class workshop for opera singers.


Beller Carbone is married to the Italian goldsmith and founder of the goldsmith school Le Arti Orafe Firenze, Gio Carbone.

Opera productions (selection)





  • 1990: 3rd prize in the competition in Logroño, Spain,
  • 1993: 3rd prize at the Bertelsmann New Voices competition in Gütersloh,
  • 1994 Bavarian advancement award for performing artists
  • 2015 Premios liricos Campoamor as best singer of Zarzuela and Spanish opera

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Goldsmith School Le Arti Orafe, Gio Carbone