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Harry Nicoll



Harry Nicoll in action.
Harry Nicoll in L'Ormindo, The Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe © Stephen Cummiskey

In the 2013/14 Season Scottish tenor Harry Nicoll sings Eryka/Wind in The Royal Opera's new production of L'Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe. Since making his Royal Opera debut as Major-Domo (The Queen of Spades) in 2001 Nicoll has sung regularly at the Royal Opera House, in roles including Goro (Madama Butterfly), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Le Remendado (Carmen) and First Priest (Die Zauberflöte).

Nicoll grew up in Inverness and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has sung widely around the UK, engagements including Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Nanki-Poo (The Mikado) for English National Opera, Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Bardolfo (Falstaff) and Lord Tolloller (Iolanthe), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Gonzalve (L'Heure espagnole) and Orpheus (Orpheus in the Underworld) for Opera North and Vašek (The Bartered Bride), Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Idiot (Wozzeck) for Welsh National Opera. He has sung around Europe for companies including Frankfurt Opera, Cologne Opera, Opéra de Nantes, Dublin Opera Theatre Company. New Israeli Opera, and at La Fenice, Venice, and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

In concert Nicoll regularly singe the Evangelist in Bach's St Matthew and St John Passions, and has appeared with orchestras including the Hallé, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and the London Mozart Players, at venues including the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall and around Europe. He sings on several recordings for companies including Hyperion and Bayerischer Rundfunk, and has recorded for the BBC.