Nicholas Morris

Nicholas Morris

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«"...a fine baritone of virile force and expression."»
Classical Source review of In the Penal Colony at the Arts Theatre with Shadwell Opera, 30th June 2014 (2017)
«"Nicholas Morris (Arcalaus) delighted from the start with his energetic, powerful stage presence and firm baritone"»
Opera Magazine review of Amadis the Gaul at the Bloomsbury Theatre with University College Opera, March 2015 (2017)
«"Nicholas Morris brought a wealth of experience to bear as 'The Learned Judge' who knew not only how to send waves of mellifluous tone floating out over the crowd, but shrewdly coloured his comic lines for maximum impact."»
Music and Vision review of Trial by Jury at Wexford Festival Opera, November 2014 (2017)
2016Walton: The BearSmirnov
2016Dvořák: RusalkaGamekeeper
2016Dvořák: RusalkaHunter
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2016Verdi: RigolettoCount Ceprano
2015Bach J.C.: Amadis de GauleArcalaüs
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2013Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
2013Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2011Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelPeter
2011Britten: The Rape of LucretiaJunius
2011Rameau: Castor et PolluxPollux
2009Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33Tchelio

Bio


Nicholas trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). This season he has appeared as Maxwell Davies’ Mad King, made his debut at Sadler’s Wells with Independent Opera, played Count Almaviva in 'The Marriage of Figaro' and Ceprano in 'Rigoletto' for Opera Brava, Smirnov in The Bear by Walton, and covered the Gamekeeper and voice of the huntsman in 'Rusalka' for Scottish Opera. In previous seasons, for Wexford Festival Opera he has played The Learned Judge, 'Trial by Jury', Andy Tracy in the European premier of 'Losers' by Richard Wargo, Premier Soldat, 'Salome' by Antoine Mariotte and Un Caporale delle guardie in 'Il cappello di paglia di Firenze' by Nino Rota. For Glyndebourne: Footman/Waiter in 'Der Rosenkavalier' and Gunner’s Mate, 'Billy Budd' in the UK and New York. He has covered Pollux in 'Castor and Pollux' and Walt Disney in 'Perfect American' for English National Opera. He has appeared with RSAMD/Scottish Opera as Forester in Janacek’s 'Cunning Little Vixen' in revival, Denisov, 'War and Peace' in both Scotland and Russia, and Tchelio, 'L’amour des trois Oranges'. Other roles performed include Arcalaus in 'Amadis de Gaule' by J.C.Bach for University College Opera, 'Don Giovanni' in France with 'Westminster Opera', The Officer in Philip Glass’s 'In the Penal Colony' in London’s West End, played Emperor Überall in the 'Emperor of Atlantis', Junius in 'The Rape of Lucretia', both Dancairo and Escamillo, 'Carmen', Peter, 'Hänsel und Gretel', Lindorf, 'Les contes d’Hoffmann', and Antonio in Portugal’s 'Marriage of Figaro'.

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Walton: The Bear Smirnov 1 week Bloomsbury Opera 2016
Dvořák: Rusalka Gamekeeper No Scottish Opera 2016
Dvořák: Rusalka Hunter No Scottish Opera 2016
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Conte d'Almaviva 1 week Opera Brava 2016
Verdi: Rigoletto Count Ceprano 1 week Opera Brava 2016