Soprano Nikki Treurnietdiscovered her love for classical music early, studying both voice and piano. It was the music of Mozart and Brahms in particular, that inspired her to commit to serious musical studies. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in voice from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and graduated from the prestigious Dutch National Opera Academy in 2017.
As a light lyric soprano Nikki feels at home singing both early and romantic music and enjoys tackling challenging contemporary fare. Her debut on the opera stage was as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanniin a production conducted by Huba Hollóköi, a performance met with high praise.In the 2016/17 season Nikki made her debut at the Dutch National Opera singing the role of Anima Ingrate in Il ballo delle Ingrate, part of the Monteverdi Madrigalsstaged by Pierre Audi. In September 2017 Nikki won several prizes at The International Vocal Competition in ‘s Hertogenbosch, amongst other the Opera prize of The Netherlands.
Nikki has an extensive concert repertoire, which she performs regularly in various halls in The Netherlands together with pianists Andrea Vasi and Daan Boertien, including a preconcert performance for Anne Sofie von Otter in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and a recital in The Grachtenfestival.