Nicole Cabell, the 2005 winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and a Decca recording artist, makes her San Francisco Opera debut in 2012. Her solo debut album, Soprano was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone and has several prestigious awards, including the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany. The American soprano’s 2011–12 season includes Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Montreal Opera, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in Tokyo, Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) with Palm Beach Opera, and Leïla (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) at the Santa Fe Opera. Other recent career highlights include Micaëla (Carmen) at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Deutsche Oper Berlin; Leïla with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Donna Elvira with Cologne Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Musetta (La Bohème) at the Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Covent Garden, Washington National Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, and in Buenos Aires; Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) and Countess Almaviva at the Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Pamina and Adina at the Met. On the concert stage, Cabell has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and the orchestras of London, Munich, Lyon, Oslo, Copenhagen, Prague, and Frankfurt, among other cities.