Laura Nielsen



Canadian soprano Laura Nielsen is a native of London, Ontario. She holds a Master of Music after graduating in 2020 from the Yale School of Music’s opera program and is a laureate of the “Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques” Canadian young artists’ program.
Ms. Nielsen has performed in the operatic roles of Rosalba Montealbán in Florencia en el Amazonas, Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, Cook in The Nightingale, Micaëla in Carmen and Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites. In concert, Ms. Nielsen has appeared as a soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Poulenc’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah.
Ms. Nielsen holds an Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance (2016) and an Honors Bachelor of Music with a minor in French Studies (2015) from the University of Western Ontario.

Repertoire Semifinal

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Ariettes oubliées, L. 60
I. C’est l’extase langoureuse
II. Il pleure dans mon cœur
III. L’ombre des arbres
V. Aquarelles I. Green

GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875)
Carmen : « Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante »

JOHN GREER (Born in 1954)
Allegory of Sweet Desire
V. Presentation of the Golden Apple of Eris (Polyphemus to Galatea)

Don Giovanni, K. 527 : « In quali eccessi O Numi! Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata »

Semifinal round

Piano: Paul Digout