Australian soprano Nola Richardson has been praised by The New York Times for her “beautiful tone” and The Washington Post for her “astonishing balance and accuracy,” “crystalline diction” and “natural-sounding ease.” She recently took home the first prize in the 2016 Bethlehem Bach Biennial Competition and third prize and audience favorite in the 2016 Handel Aria Competition. Richardson has performed as a soloist with Baltimore Symphony in a pr…ogram of Bach and Scarlatti, and the Boston Pops in a review of Sondheim’s music.
She was a 2015 Tanglewood Vocal Fellow and a young artist in the 2013 American stage debut of Handel’s first opera, “Almira,” with the Boston Early Music Festival. She has also appeared with the American Bach Soloists, the Bach Sinfonia, “Les Délices,” the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, “Tempesta di Mare,” and the Bach in Baltimore Series, and been a featured guest soloist at the Norfolk and Blue Hill Bach Summer Festivals. As a member of the Yale Voxtet she toured internationally performing as the soloist in Arvo “Pärt’s Passio,” and sang repertoire ranging from medieval chant to newly commissioned works.
Her upcoming season includes appearances with the American Bach Soloists, Clarion, New Music New Haven, New Dominion Chorale, Chorus Pro Musica, and the Yale Choral Artists. Richardson holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and the Peabody Conservatory and she was the first soprano to ever be accepted into both the Yale Voxtet and DMA programs. For more information please visit www.NolaRichardson.com.