Winner of the Stella Maris Singing Competition and praised by Das Opernglas for her ‚radiant coloratura’, German soprano Nora Friedrichs was a member of the Oper Frankfurt studio from 2013 to 2015.
Highlights of the 2019/20 season include 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.
Season 2016/17 saw her debuting in two exciting roles: in November 2016 Nora made her role-debut as Queen of the Night with the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden, and in May 2017 she sang the role of Fiakermilli (Arabella) with Oper Frankfurt.
Season 2017/18 saw her debuting at the prestigious Semperoper Dresden where she sang 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.
Past engagements 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.
Nora studied singing with Prof. Renate Behle and Liedinterpretation with Prof. Burkhard Kehring at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, where she graduated in 2013 with honors. Over the course of Nora’s vocal career she has participated in masterclasses with several esteemed singers and teachers of singing including Edith Wiens, Matthew Epstein, and Hedwig Fassbender.
"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."