"She has it all - warm, sweet tone, elegant phrasing, and sensitivity to nuances of language; add to that the facts that she is stunningly beautiful and has a winning stage manner, and you'll see why she is already a star."
Music OMH : Melanie Eskenazi
In autumn 2020 Nikola joined the resident ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden as a soloist and can be seen there in the major roles of her Fachs such as Konstanze Entführung aus dem Serail, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Musetta La Bohème, Baronin Freimann Der Wildschütz and Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Adele Die Fledermaus. In the 2022/23 season she will make her house debuts as Zdenka Arabella, Ännchen Der Freischütz and La Musica L'Orfeo.
Nikola has sung under such conductors as Andris Nelsons, Manfred Honeck, Franz Welser-Möst, Raphaël Pichon, René Jacobs, Jérémie Rhorer, Alexander Soddy, Ádám Fischer, Robin Ticchiati, Fabien Gabel, Václav Luks, Giedre Šlekyte and Markus Poschner.
"The bottom line is that the young soprano is simply overwhelming"
Nikola is also in international demand as a concert singer. In the 2021/22 season she can be heard in Warsaw, Cologne Philharmonic, Vienna Konzerthaus, the Auditorium in Lyon, the Grand Auditorium in Luxembourg, the Gasteig in Munich and the Opéra National de Bordeaux.
In addition to her opera and concert activities, Nikola is a passionate interpreter of the art song. She is the reigning winner of the international song competition “Das Lied” in Heidelberg (jury chairman Thomas Quasthoff) and will make her debut in the coming season at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and at the Schubertiade. Nikola works closely with the pianists Helmut Deutsch and Alexander Fleischer.
After studying in Munich with Fenna Kügel-Sefried and two festival seasons in Glyndebourne, Nikola joined the ensemble of the Nationaltheater Mannheim and was on stage there in roles such as Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Gilda Rigoletto, Norina Don Pasquale, Adele Die Fledermaus, Marzelline Fidelio, Oscar Ballo in Maschera, Frasquita Carmen and Despina Così fan tutte auf der Bühne. She went on to enjoyed great success with her interpretation of the title role in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea.