Swiss Soprano Jessica Nicolet is making her name on the Boston music scene. Born in Montreux, she moved to California as a child and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UCLA with her B.A. in Vocal Performance and moved to Boston shortly after to continue her schooling, and received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from Boston University in May 2015. Ms. Nicolet was most recently seen at The Best of Opera del West in March, as June Jinkins in An Embarrassing Position, and reprising her role as Susanna for various scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro.
In August 2015 she made her debut with both Masterworks Chorale in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, as well as with Opera del West as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and returned to Masterworks in November for Handel's Dixit Dominus as a featured soloist.
In October 2014, she sang the role of Valentina Scarcella in Later the Same Evening with Boston University's Fringe Festival. Previous roles with BU include scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro as part of a project with Metropolitan Opera director David Kneuss, scenes from L'Elisir d'Amore (Adina) and Manon (Manon), and covering Diana in Jonathan Dove's Siren Song.
During her time with Opera UCLA, roles included Drusilla (L'Incoronazione di Poppea) and covering Poppea, Diana (Orpheus in the Underworld), Clorinda (Il Combattimento), Rose 2 in the West Coast Premiere of Jonathan Sheffer's Blood on the Dining Room Floor, and a concert workshop of Roger Bourland's new opera The Dove and the Nightingale.
She has sung internationally with Tuscia Operafestival in Italy (Nella, Gianni Schicchi) and as a Chorus member for Lyrique-en-Mer's productions of La Bohème and L'Elisir d'Amore in France.