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Nicole Heinen


Meet Nicole Heinen

Noted for her "golden-voiced" singing (Voix des Arts) and "deft hand at verbal and physical comedy" (The Isthmus), American soprano Nicole Heinen has dazzled audiences with her demanding stage presence. Praised by the Journal Sentinel for her “clear, ringing sound and facile technique”, Ms. Heinen is establishing herself as an artist to watch.

Ms. Heinen's 2024-2025 season includes three role debuts. She will kick of the performance season with her role debut as Charlene (Service Provider) at Opera Louisiane. Nicole will also debut the role of Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Pensacola Opera and make her role debut of Giannetta and cover Adina (L'elisir d'amore) with New Orleans Opera


During her 2023-2024, Nicole was a resident artist with Pensacola Opera where she made her company debut as Despina (Così fan tutte), covered the titular role of Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) and performed the role of Adele (Die Fledermaus). She also made her Pensacola Choral Society debut as the soprano soloist in Handel's "Messiah". 

During the summer 2024 season, Ms. Heinen returned to Pensacola Opera where she performed a sold out solo concert called "Opera After Dark". The program consisted of musical theatre, cabaret and jazz standards from the American Songbook. Nicole also returned to the Caroga Lake Music Festival as a guest artist in their July 5th concert. 

In the 2022-23 season, Ms. Heinen made her company debut at the New Orleans Opera singing Dew Fairy (Hansel & Gretel) and another role debut at Florentine Opera singing Despina (Così fan tutte). Ms. Heinen also made her role debut as the famous Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) as a guest artist at the Loyola University. After making her Opera Louisiane debut as Soprano Soloist (La Bonne Cuisine) in Fall of 2022, Ms. Heinen won the Mary Ellen Clancy Memorial Award in the MIOpera Competition



In the 2021-22 season, Ms. Heinen made her debut at the Chautauqua Opera Company singing Henrietta M. (The Mother of Us All) and covering Mukhtar Mai (Thumbprint), Lillian Russell (The Mother of Us All) and Un Pastore (Tosca). She also made her debut TV appearance as “Iolanta” in AMC's “Interview with the Vampire'' in Fall 2022. Additionally in the 2021-22 season, Ms. Heinen won the Wisconsin District for the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and 4th place in the Mary Jacob Smith Singer of the Year Competition. Ms. Heinen also participated as a finalist in the John Alexander Vocal Competition and a semi-finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation Competition and the Orpheus Vocal Competition.

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Up Next for Nicole Heinen


Service Provider 

Opera Louisiane

September 5, 2024

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Le Nozze di Figaro

Pensacola Opera

January 24 & 26, 2025

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