In May 2018 introduced to the Japanese audience as Guilda in RigolettoOctober 26, 2018
Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, Wales, UKOctober 26, 2018
In March 2018, she participated in an international symposium at the Institute of Technology in Nagoya, Japan, as a representative of Europe, not just Croatia. In front of the camera that recorded the movements of her skeleton while singing, she showed her voice in various opera colours, in seven languages, including Japanese. The cherries flourished that morning, to the general enthusiasm of all, so they said that Nela had a great luck because only few experience a full flower of cherry blossoms. For that occasion she was wearing the creation of renowned designer Marija Šarić Ban.