Team for LIBERAinCANTO 2021
Nicola Beller Carbone, Soprano
Vocal and dramatic interpretation
Nicola Beller Carbone is an internationally reknowned opera singer and performer. She came to the classical genre via rock, jazz, street theatre and cabaret.
Born in Germany and raised in Spain, NBC exhibits a unique artistic profile in which her experiences as a dancer, instrumentalist and actor have enriched her portrayals of operatic characters singing at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Teatro alla Fenice, Bregenzer Festspiele, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Opéra Genève, La Monnaix Bruxelles, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Opernhaus Zürich, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Montréal and many others.
NBC developed her interest in teaching in recent years, initiated by repeated requests from young singers who are inspired by NBC’s artistic personality.
Since 2013 she is regularly invited by international institutions as the”Theaterakademie August Everding”, the “Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper München”, the “Opernstudio Nationaltheater Mannheim”, the “Fundacion International Alfredo Kraus”, the “Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Opera di Firenze”.
Between 2013–2018 she was founder and artistic director of the summer workshop InCanto Tignano near Florence.
Paul Curran, Stage Director
Acting in opera
Paul Curran is a much-awarded Scottish stage director with productions at The Metropolitan Opera, ROH Covent Garden, La Scala, La Fenice, Royal Opera Copenhagen, LA Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, National Theatre Tokyo, Covent Garden Festival, Paulau de les Arts Valencia, Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg, Garsington Opera, Maggio Musical Florence, Norwegian National Opera among others. A graduate of The National Institute of Dramatic Art Sydney, he was Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera from 2007 until 2012. Recent productions include: “La Donna del Lago” Metropolitan Opera , Santa Fe; “Der Fliegende Hollaender”, Maggio Musicale Firenze; “Golden Cockerel” Santa Fe , Dallas; “Khovantshchina” BBC Proms; “My Fair Lady” Teatro San Carlo, Teatro Regio Torino; “Bartered Bride”, “Death in Venice” Garsington Opera; “Carmen” Opera Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, Irish National Opera; “Lady McBeth of Mtsensk”, “Tosca”, “Otello” Canadian Opera; “Tristan und Isolde” Teatro La Fenice Venice; “Peter Grimes” Norwegian National Opera, Washington National Opera, Savonlinna Festival; “Billy Budd” “Albert Herring” Santa Fe Opera; “Daphne”, “Ariadne auf Naxos” Teatro La Fenice; “Il Trovatore” Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Teatro dell’Opera Rome, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Teatro Regio Torino; “The Tsar’s Bride” ROH Covent Garden.
Teaching: LA Opera YAP Drama/Acting coach; Yale University; ROH Covent Garden YAP; Bolshoi Theatre YAP; University of Michigan; RAM, RCM London