German soprano Nora Friedrichs was born in Hamburg and graduated with honours from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Recent highlights of her career included her debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and her role and house debut at Nationaltheater Mannheim, singing the role of Eurydike in Orpheus in der Unterwelt by J. Offenbach.
Past seasons included Nora's role-debut as Queen of the Night with the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden, as well as the debut of Fiakermilli (Arabella) with Oper Frankfurt. Further, the soprano sang at the prestigious Semperoper Dresden in the role of Blonde in Entführung aus dem Serail as well as her house-debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, singing Fiakermilli in Arabella.
Until 2019, the soprano was a member of the ensemble of Komische Oper Berlin where she was singing many important roles including Le feu / nightingale in L'enfant et les sortilèges, Blonde in Entführung aus dem Serail, Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, La Fèe in Cendrillon.
Other highlights include Nora’s house-debut with the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden in the role of Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera in 2015, as well as various engagements with Oper Frankfurt, where she sang Blonde (Entführung aus dem Serail), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Yvette (Frankfurt’s award winning production of Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger), Rosa (Le cantatrici villane), Maxi in the world-premiere of Anna Toll by M. Langemann and more.
In May 2016 Nora made her house-debut with Theater an der Wien during the Wiener Festwochen where she sang the role of Yvette in Weinberg's The Passenger.
From 2013 - 2015, she was a member of the prestigious Opernstudio Frankfurt.
"Mucksmäuschenstill war es, als Nora Friedrichs ihre blitzsauberen Koloraturen aus Gildas Arie „Caro nome“ einem höchst aufmerksam lauschenden Publikum präsentierte. Der Auftritt der Sopranistin war Höhepunkt eines [...] dargebotenen Konzertes."
"From the large supporting cast, the Iris of Nora Friedrichs deserves a mention as a perfectly sung, high-pitched innocent."