Nicholas Sharratt

Nicholas Sharratt

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Nicholas was born in Nottingham and studied Commerce at Birmingham University, and singing at the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio.  He won the Eric Vietheer prize at Glyndebourne, and was a Peter Moores Foundation scholar. He recently performed John Peter Pan (Richard Ayres) for Welsh National Opera and the ROH, Covent Garden and tenor arias, Bach: John Passionfor Trondheim Baroque, Norway. Operatic highlights include Rudolph Euryanthe and First Prisoner Fidelio (Glyndebourne and Le Châtelet, Paris); Nemorino Elixir of Love (Grange Park); title role in Count Ory at Blackheath Halls; Brighella Ariadne auf Naxos and Albazar Il turco in Italia (Garsington); Ernesto Don Pasquale, AlmavivaBarber of Seville,Fernando The Wild Man of the West Indies, Paris King Priam at the Linbury Theatre, ROH (English Touring Opera); Lippman Of Thee I Sing(Bregenz); Ferrando Cosi fan tutte (Tokyo); NeroCoronation of Poppea (Early Opera Company); Tamino Die Zauberflote (Tel Aviv); Orpheus Orpheus in the Underworld (Scottish Opera) and Frederic Pirates of Penzance for Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte. He made his debut at the Edinburgh International Festival as Sam in the world premiere of Ghost Patrol by Stuart Macrae for Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales, winner of a Soutbank/Sky Arts award for best opera. He is a frequent guest for Opera North, where his roles have included Camille The Merry Widow, Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lamplighter in Weimberg’s The Portrait, Pedrillo Abduction from the Seraglio, Lucano Coronation of Poppea and 1st Shepherd/1st Spirit Orfeo (Monteverdi). He enjoys performing the works of Jonathan Dove, creating the roles of Soppy Hat Swanhunter for Opera North, Adam The Walk from the Garden for Salisbury and Lichfield Festivals and The Unknown Soldier with the London Mozart Players.  He has also performed Tobias Tobias and the Angel and Lampwick Pinocchio.  An experienced concert performer, he has sung Parry Jones A Serenade to Music at the BBC Proms (LSO/Sir Andrew Davis); Tirsi La Danza at the Wigmore Hall with Christian Curnyn; Hotel Porter Death in Venice  (QEH/Richard Hickox); Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle  at St. John’s, Smith Square, Messiah at Cadogan Hall and Camille The Merry Widow at the Royal Festival Hall with John Wilson and the Philharmonia.  Recordings include: Prince Dominic The Sofa (Independent Opera) for Chandos; Andres Maria del Carmen and Judge Schwanda the Bagpiper (NAXOS). Current engagements for 2015/16 include Remendado Carmen for Scottish Opera, Richard The Devil Inside (world premiere of Stuart Macrae’s new opera) for Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales with performances in Toronto, and Nanki-poo The Mikado for Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte.
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