Lyrical Soprano / Drama, Mentor in Jette Parker YAP at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Hailed as a singing-actress, Nelly is one of the most versatile artists of our time. His repertoire ranges from Mozart and bel canto of Verdi, Puccini and verismo opera to modern Italian Respighi and Zandonai, taking into French and Russian composers as well. As Rodney Milnes wrote in Opera Magazine "this extraordinary diva can sing anything and sing well".
Since its debut at Covent Garden in 1982 as Nedda in I Pagliacci with John Vickers, Piero Cappuccili and Thomas Allen and 1983 triumphant debut at La Scala as Lucia di Lammermoor, Nelly has been heard in all the major opera houses of the world. She has worked with some of the most prestigious and directors (in the lead roles including Tosca with José Carreras, José Cura, Neil Schicoff), Mimi (with Placido Domingo), Violetta in La Traviata (with Franco Bonisolli, Roberto Alagna directors, Renato Bruson, Alfredo Kraus) and against many other important artists of the time. It was the bel canto repertoire and dedication to the rediscovery of forgotten operas where Nelly found his niche. universally acclaimed for its delicious sound, technique very well built and exceptional presence in the theatrical stage, Michael Davdison wrote about it in an article in Magazine Opera: "The very personal timbre of the voice of Miricioiu, imagination and intensity, exceptional range and sense of opportunity to make a unique talent. "