Praised for her “warm, engaging soprano voice and excellent, nuanced dramatic presentation” (Weill Music Institute), Ms. Dubinsky is thrilling audiences with her infectious ardor and finesse.
Currently, Ms. Dubinsky is recording and premiering as Mirella in THE LION HEART, a new original opera written by Corey Arnold and Kyle MacDonald.
As a founding member and contributor to OPERA SUSTENIDA, she continues to perform celebrated arias, duets, and ensembles in the groups’ ticketed Virtual Concert Series!
"Beloved opera selections, top Canadian voices and international choruses come together... featuring Nicole Whitney Dubinsky..." (Opera Canada)
In 2019-2020 season, Ms. Dubinsky was thrilled to sing Lucy in Toronto City Opera’s video broadcast of Menotti’s THE TELEPHONE! She was invited to share the stage with the Paskke String Quartet in concert and was delighted to perform as Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia in Toronto City Opera’s production of LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN. Ms. Dubinsky has sung the Queen of the Night with Opera York, Premiere Productions Ottawa, the Accademia Europea dell’Opera in Amsterdam, and in Opera Laurier’s 100th Anniversary Production.
“Nicole Dubinsky nailed the Queen of the Night’s treacherous coloratura with aplomb” (Opera Canada)
Additional roles include Gretel in the Toronto Opera Initiative’s production of HӒNSEL UND GRETEL, Cleopatra (GIULIO CESARE), Mademoiselle Silvertone (IMPRESSARIO) for the Grand Opening of the Milton Centre for the Arts, Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI, Susanna (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO), Diane in ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS with L’Opera de Périgord, Sandrina in LA FINTA GIARDINIERA, Soprano Soloist in Händel’s MESSIAH with the Bach Elgar Chamber Orchestra and the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, and Sister Constance in DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES.
She has performed with Tapestry New Opera 101, The National Vocal Arts Institute, Accademia Europea dell’Opera, performed as Arcady’s Emerging Artist (culminating with the interpretation of an original work, written for her, by Ronald Beckett), and sang in a series of concerts with Orchestra London; also singing the role of Susanna (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) in the Orchestra’s school tour.
Ms. Dubinsky holds a MMus in Voice Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario, an Opera Diploma, & an Honours BMus in Voice Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University.
"Here we first see Nicole Dubinsky who bravely sang all three heroines. Olympia was probably her best fit. She nailed the stratospheric coloratura while lurching jerkily around the stage in platform shoes. Really rather impressive."
(John Gilks - Opera Ramblings)
Arnold - Mirella - The Lion Heart
Barab - Second Knitter - A Game of Chance
Donizetti - Gianetta - L'Elisir d'Amore
Handel - Cleopatra - Giulio Cesare
Humperdinck - Gretel - Hänsel und Gretel
Menotti - Lucy England - The Telephone
Mozart - Königin der Nacht - Die Zauberflöte
Mozart - Mademoiselle Silvertone - The Impressario
Mozart - Sandrina - La Finta Giardiniera
Mozart - Susanna - Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart - Zerlina - Don Giovanni
Offenbach - Diane - Orphée aux Enfers
Offenbach - Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia - Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Poulenc - Sister Constance - Dialogues of the Carmelites
Ravel - La Chatte - L'enfant et les sortilèges
Rossini - Bertha - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Bellini - Amina - La Sonnambula
Bernstein - Cunegonde - Candide
Bizet - Frasquita - Carmen
Blitzstein - Birdie - Regina
Delibes - Lakmé - Lakmé
Donizetti - Marie - La Fille du Régiment
Handel - Semele - Semele
Moore - Baby Doe - The Ballad of Baby Doe
Mozart - Zaïde - Zaïde
Puccini - Lauretta - Gianni Schicchi
Puccini - Musetta - La Bohème
Strauss - Sophie - Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss Jr. - Adele - Die Fledermaus
Stravinsky - The Nightingale - The Nightingale
Verdi - Gilda - Rigoletto
Verdi - Nanetta - Falstaff