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Soprano Nicole Cabell

Click to view gallery.Since studying her craft at Chicago's Lyric Opera, she's become one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world. We get a live performance from opera superstar, Nicole Cabell, on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

As one of the most coveted opera singers today, Nicole Cabell’s lyric soprano returns to her home company of the Lyric Opera of Chicago this winter. Next month, she will perform in one of her most celebrated roles – that of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, or The Magic Flute. The opera is in the German form of “singspiel,” which includes singing interspersed with spoken dialogue, and will run from December 13, 2011 – January 22, 2012.

This season, she has performed the role of Micaela in Carmen for both the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and traveled to London’s Royal Opera House for her role of Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles. She also debuted to critical acclaim as Donna Elvira in two performances of Don Giovanni, at the Oper Köln and the Deutsche Oper, both in Berlin.

Cabell has also garnered numerous awards – in 2005, she received the BBC Singer of the World Competition. More recently, her solo album “Soprano” received an Echo Klassik Award in Germany and the Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique in 2007, and was also named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone.

This winter, she will also be appearing as part of classical music station WFMT’s Day of Music celebration. The event will take place on December 13 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the station’s 60th anniversary.

For more on Cabell, visit the videos and photo gallery below:

Nicole Cabell wins the 2005 BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff:

Renee Fleming and Sir Andrew Davis preview the Lyric Opera’s The Magic Flute:

Insight into Cabells’s character, Musetta, in La Boheme: