Nicholas studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School with Tim Evans-Jones. He previously studied at Durham University, before arriving in London where he completed his postgraduate studies at the RCM with distinction. Nicholas is extremely grateful to have been supported by a Sir Gordon Palmer Scholarship, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Tutton Award by Help Musicians UK, and the Josephine Baker Trust. He is especially grateful for the continued support and advice of Philip Carne.
Operatic roles include Blansac LA SCALA DI SETA and Capo Guardiano in Alfano’s RISURREZIONE for Wexford Festival Opera, title role DON GIOVANNI for Rye Festival, Ramiro L’HEURE ESPAGNOLE and Zaretsky and cover title role EUGENE ONEGIN for Mid Wales Opera, Martin CANDIDE for West Green House Opera, Masetto DON GIOVANNI for Waterperry Opera Festival, Erasto GIOVE IN ARGO for London Handel Festival, Malatesta DON PASQUALE for Euphonia Opera, Sid ALBERT HERRING, Peter HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, Doctor Falke DIE FLEDERMAUS, Der Sprecher DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, L’horloge comtoise and Le Chat L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, Filippo LA GAZZETTA for RCMIOS as well as cover Truffaldino THE LITTLE GREEN SWALLOW for British Youth Opera. He also created the role of The Architect SERPENTINE; THE ANALYSIS OF BEAUTY for a RCM collaboration with Tête à Tête, and PTERODACTYLS OF PTEXAS for Tête à Tête Opera Festival.
A keen recitalist, Nicholas has performed at the British Embassy in Paris, the Elgar rooms in the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, and Leith Hill Place. He also performs in numerous oratorio engagements including Bach’s B minor mass and Passions, Handel’s Messiah, and the Requiem Masses of Mozart, Faure, Brahms and Durufle as well as well as an extensive repertoire of sacred and secular concert works.
Engagements in 2019 include Student in Philip Hagemann’s THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE for Pegasus Opera Company, Papageno DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Waterperry Opera Festival and Anthony Hope SWEENEY TODD for Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen