Brilliant young tenor Nicholas Jones won the Green Room Award for his portrayal of David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Opera Australia. He was nominated for a Helpmann Award for this same role.
Other appearances for the national company have included principal roles in Carmen, Two Weddings, One Bride, Il Turco in Italia and Shostokovich’s The Nose. He also sang Tamino and Almaviva in Opera Australia’s touring productions of The Magic Flute and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
In 2016, Nicholas created the role of Fish Lamb in the world premiere of George Palmer’s Cloudstreet – for State Opera South Australia.
He sang Male Chorus in Victorian Opera’s The Rape of Lucretia and Haydn’s Creation for Sydney Philharmonia; Nick was also an original cast member of Deborah Cheetham’s indigenous opera Pecan Summer.
Most recently, he sang Michael Driscoll in the world premiere of Whiteley and Tony in West Side Story for Opera Australia and Tom in Christina’s World for State Opera South Australia. 2022 engagements include leading roles for OA, SOSA and The Adelaide Festival –and concert appearances with the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.
Nicholas is the current recipient of the Dame Heather Begg Memorial Award.