Hailed for her “floating, silky soprano” and deemed “a standout in acting and voice” (Chicago Classical Review), Nathalie Colas was born and raised in Strasbourg, France. She is a current soloist and founder of Third Coast Baroque, Petite Musique Collective, Liederstube, and new music ensemble Fonema Consort. Nathalie is excited to join Haymarket Opera Company once again, after being featured in Cavalli’s Calisto, Telemann’s Don Quichotte, and Pimpinone, amongst others. She was recently heard in Handel’s Messiah with the St Louis Bach Society, in the title role of Rita by G. Donizetti in Switzerland, and with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest for Sibelius’s tone poem Luonnotar. Engagements in 2018 will include Canteloube Chant D’Auvergne in Oak Park and Rose in J. Offenbach’s Der Zaubergeige in Switzerland. An avid recitalist, Nathalie studied Art Song with the late German baritone Udo Reinemann and regularly performs such repertoire (Symphony Center, Pianoforte Foundation, Omaha Under the Radar, Chicago Arts Club, Driehaus Museum, Central Methodist University). A graduate of DePaul University School of Music and of the Brussels Royal Conservatory, Ms. Colas completed her opera training at the Swiss Opera Studio/Hochschule der Kunst Bern. She was awarded 1st prize in the 2015 Music Institute of Chicago competition.