Erika Nadir is an actor and singer who has performed the traditional operatic canon for nearly twenty years including operas such as La Bohème, Carmen, Pagliacci, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, I Pagliaci Crispino e la Comare, La Cena delle Beffe, Don Giovanni, Così Fan Tutte, Madame Butterfly, Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto, Hansel & Gretel, Amahl & the Night Visitors, Falstaff, Aida, Manon, and The Magic Flute as well as originating roles in the American premières of two compositions by South American composer Antonio Carlos Gomez: Salvator Rosa and Lo Schiavo and the title role in the first fully-staged American première of Giuseppe Verdi's debut opera, Alzira.
Dr. Nadir has also performed in fully-staged opera tours within the elementary school system of New York City. Her operetta and musical theatre credits include Showboat, The Desert Song, The Merry Widow, The New Moon, The Fantastiks, Babes in Arms, and 1776.
In 2018 she appeared in the Hollywood Fringe Festival's dual-language (Italian) production of The Original English and she has appeared in the Los Angeles Repertory Theatre productions of George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Other plays include: Mary Mary, The Time of Your Life, Antigone, The Infernal Machine, Pygmalion, There's a Girl in My Soup, Rhinoceros, Wild Honey, The Country Wife, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Frankenstein.
Most recently she appeared as Nora in the Springfield Contemporary Theatre production of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House 2 in 2019, and Florence Foster Jenkins in their 2021 production of Souvenir.
Her film credits include The Hearts that Bleed and Bloom (which was recently shown in the Los Angeles International Shorts Festival), Beti, O Brawling Love!, Connected, For a Moment, Waves, Muses, This is Gerald, The Handoff, The Real OG, and the TV pilot, Sunday.
Dr. Nadir holds a doctoral degree in Italian Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.