Monday, November 06, 2006

Nicole replaces ailing Broadway star

Broadway star Audra McDonald (left), scheduled to headline Cincinnati Opera's gala fundraiser called Some Enchanted Evening on Saturday, November 4, 2006 cancelled because of illness, the opera announced Friday and Nicole Cabell stepped in at the last minute.

Cincinnati Opera's artistic director Evans Mirageas predicts that Nicole will be "the next Renee Fleming." Nicole, who was in the middle of a run of concert performances of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, flew in to Cincinnati to replace Ms McDonald for the gala. After the performance, she flew back to resume the Gorecki concerts in Minneapolis.


Anonymous said...


This may sound strange to you, but I'm actually & currently working with Nicole in Montpellier (France) in the creative process of "L'elisir d'amore".
I found your "blog" by basically surfing the Web...
To state it simply and basically, I'm a "simple" actor and found myself involved (with a very small part, non-singing) in this creation. With delight I discovered Nicole was involved too, with a more substantial part of course !!!
Let me know if you ever find any interest in a few contributions from me... They will be short and basic, but kind of "live" and from the inside after "a day of work with"... well, who you know who !!!
Truly yours.

Gilles, from France.

PS: you can directly write me at gmatheron[at]

Sandy said...

I posted on another site of yours but wanted again to say hello and wish you well. WOW! I stumbled on these sites quite by accident and was amazed at all you have accomplished! I dont know if you remember me or not but we were great friends in middle school in Ventura, CA. We both were avid flute players in love with Jean Luc Picard... You and I played flute for many a competition... You were also the first to show me the joys of make-up! I am truly blown away to see all that you have done. Good Luck with everything, and I look forward to buying your cd!
Sandy Sipp (formerly Hutchinson)

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Sandy said...

I forgot to ask you to please drop me an email sometime or a site link to your story! I am DYING to know how this all happened and what it was like along the way. I have thought of you often and wondered what you were up to and I suppose I got my answer! I am sure you are insanely busy... But if you are ever stuck in an airport somewhere on your way to lunch with the president... :)