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In the 2018/2019 season Nicholas will make a return to Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Publio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito where he will also be heard in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. He will also be making his debut with Opéra National de Montpellier in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Quince. The beginning 2019/2020 will see Nicholas reprising his role of Don Basilio in Laurence Dale’s critically acclaimed Il Barbiere di Siviglia with De Nederlands Reisopera.

 

Nicholas made his debut in the season 2016/2017 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden as the Naval Captain Manon Lescaut under the baton of Antonio Pappano before heading to Basel where he performed Masetto as well as Krishna/Rustomji in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Satyagraha by Phillip Glass.

 

In 2015 he had a celebrated debut in Klagenfurt with Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream and audiences there have since heard him as Leporello Don Giovanni and Barone Douphol La Traviata.

 

Nicholas joined the young artist ensemble of the Reisopera in 2013 where he sang Basilio, Hymen/Winter/Sleep The Fairy Queen and Bass/Peter in a staged Johannes Passion. He has since returned to sing Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte in 2016. Then in 2014 he joined the English National Opera as a Honorary Harewood Artist and performed the roles Larkens Fanciulla del West, Nightwatchman Meistersingers von Nürnberg and Masetto Don Giovanni.

 

Other roles in the UK include Colline at Grange Park Opera, Pistola at Garsington Opera, Basilio at Opera Holland Park and Sparafucile at Nevill Holt.

 

Nicholas studied singing from an early age as a treble chorister at St Albans Cathedral. He then went on to become a trained chef and qualified youth mentor and sports coach. He decided to pursue a career in classical music in 2009 and was accepted onto the Royal Academy of Music Masters programme where he received the Independent Opera Scholarship in 2012.

 

He has had an opera role written for him in The Raven by Matt Rogers which was performed at Grimeborn, Opera up Close and Bestival and has performed a number of sacred works including the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart and Durufle and Bach’s John & Mathew Passions.

 

 


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Nicholas Crawley

In the 2018/2019 season Nicholas will make a return to Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Publio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito where he will also be heard in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. He will also be making his debut with Opéra National de Montpellier in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Quince. The beginning 2019/2020 will see Nicholas reprising his role of Don Basilio in Laurence Dale’s critically acclaimed Il Barbiere di Siviglia with De Nederlands Reisopera.

 

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