Nicola Car, one of Australia's most outstanding young sopranos, is the recipient of the 2012 Opera Awards, featuring the YMF Australia Award and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship.
Nicole completed her Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007.
In 2007 she won the Herald-Sun Aria, and was a Finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition in 2008.
In 2010, NIcole was a Developing Artist with the Victorian Opera. She had numerous roles with Opera Australia in 2012 and 2013.
She is currently in the Young Artists Program with Opera Australia.
The Opera Awards (Australia) is open to professional Australian opera singers wishing to further their studies or careers overseas.
The Awards feature some of the most respected awards and opportunities available to opera singers, including the YMF Australia Award and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship.
Entrants must have performed at least two principal roles with a recognised professional opera company in the two years prior to judging.
There is no age limit.
An adjudication panel determines the winner at a private session, where each entrant is required to perform be interviewed about their proposed singing activities and/or study plan.
One of Australia's most outstanding young sopranos, Nicole was selected by an eminent judging panel comprising Brian Castles-Onion, Amelia Farrugia, Michael Lewis and Dr Di Bresciani. Find out more on our YouTube channel by clicking on the link below.