Nicole Heinen, soprano is an emerging artist noted for her “sparkling voice” and “deft hand at verbal and physical comedy” (The Isthmus) who is currently studying with Luretta Bybee in New Orleans. Recent credits include #1 (Transformations), La Fée ( Cendrillon), Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Atalanta (Serse), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring). Miss Heinen has toured with Opera for the Young as Adina in their production of Elixir of Love and participated with the company in the prestigious Ravinia Festival. In addition to opera, Miss Heinen enjoys performing as a soloist at the Caroga Lake Music Festival. In 2017, Miss Heinen was chosen to be one of seven finalists in the prestigious Handel Aria Competition. Concert work includes Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. This summer, Miss Heinen will be a part of the Summer Quartet Residency with Florentine Opera and returns to the Caroga Lake Music Festival for her second season. A native of Wisconsin, Miss Heinen, holds a Bachelors in Music in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Masters in Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.