Nicole Youl is one of Australia’s leading opera singers. With a Diploma of Arts in Music from the Victorian College of the Arts where she studied singing with Dame Joan Hammond, Miss Youl then went on to win the Herald-Sun Aria in 1991 after which she travelled to London for further study. She was a finalist in the 1994 Placido Domingo World Operalia competition in Mexico City and won both the Metropolitan Opera Awards in 1995 and the Rome Opera Award in 1996. She also won the Australian Singing Competition’s Opera Awards in 2002.
Nicole made her mark as a soprano in the works of Puccini and Verdi. She has performed with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, West Australian Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Victoria State Opera, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and in festivals in Guatemala and China. On the concert platform Nicole has sung as soloist with all the major Australian Orchestras.
Nicole teaches privately and enjoys sharing her knowledge of technique, competition and performance with singers of all ages and abilities. Having recently made the move to Mezzo Soprano, she now relishes the discovery of new repertoire and adding another chapter to her story.