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nicholas merryweather - baritone

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Nicholas Merryweather read German at University College London before training at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He has received the Glyndebourne Wessex Award and the English Touring Opera Chris Ball Bursary.

Nicholas’ opera engagements have included Lalchand and Rambashi in The Firework-maker’s Daughter for the Royal Opera at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden; Le Roi in Violeta Cruz La Princesse Légère for the Opéra Comique and Opéra de Lille;  Elviro Xerxes, Winter and Hymen The Fairy Queen, Mr Fox in Tobias Picker The Fantastic Mr Fox, Marco Gianni Schicchi, Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blazes in Peter Maxwell Davies The Lighthouse, Pallante Agrippina, Edoardo Assedio di Calais and Guglielmo Cosi fan Tutte for English Touring Opera; the title roles of Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Papageno Die Zauberflöte and Argante Rinaldo for Longborough Festival Opera and Mr Gedge Albert Herring at the Buxton Festival. He has sung many roles in rarely-performed works but Paisiello, Portugal, Salieri and Isouard for Bampton Classical Opera and his repertoire includes Sid Albert Herring, Alidoro La Cenerentola and Jupiter  Orphée aux enfers.

On the concert platform Nicholas has performed Messiah with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and with the Hallé Orchestra / Robert Howarth, Bach Christmas Oratorio with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas Kraemer, Christus in the St John Passion with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra / Michael Rosewell as well as Christus in the St Matthew Passion with the Royal Northern Sinfonia / Thomas Zehetmair and the title part in Félcien David’s Moïse au Sinaï with the Sofia Philharmonic / Amaury du Closel.