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Harry Nicoll

Tenor

Biography

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

Scottish tenor Harry Nicoll made his Royal Opera debut in 2001 as Major-Domo (The Queen of Spades) and has since returned regularly to sing for The Royal Opera, in roles including Goro (Madama Butterfly), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Le Remendado (Carmen), First Priest (Die Zauberflöte)and Eryka/Wind (L'Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe). In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing First Priest.

Nicoll grew up in Inverness and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has sung widely around the UK, his 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 such companies as 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.

Nicoll regularly sings the Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion and St John Passion, and has appeared with such orchestras as 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.

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