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Nicholas Lester


Australian baritone Nicholas Lester studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music and London’s National Opera Studio, and was a State Opera South Australia Young Artist. In 2014, Nicholas was delighted to be voted Best Male in a Leading Role by the Opera Holland Park audience for his performance as Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Recent engagements include title role Eugene Onegin and Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia (Welsh National Opera)‚ Don Giovanni (Kilden Opera), title role Orphée, Marcello La Bohème and Cascada The Merry Widow (ENO), Ford Falstaff, Lescaut Manon Lescaut and Guglielmo Cosi fan Tutte (The Grange Festival), Chou en Lai Nixon in China, Josef K in Philip Glass’s The Trial‚ Germano La Scala di Seta‚ Dr Malatesta Don Pasquale and Ping Turandot (Scottish Opera), Marcello (SOSA, New Zealand Opera, English Touring Opera‚ Iford and Dublin), Onegin and Belcore L’Elisir d’Amore (West Green House), Valentin Faust (Dorset Opera Festival)‚ Guglielmo (Danish National Opera)‚ Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte‚ Dandini La Cenerentola, Figaro and Frédéric Lakmé (Opera Holland Park)‚ Prince Vyazminsky The Oprichnik (Chelsea Opera Group), Gluttony Beauty and the Seven Beasts and Daddy Bear Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs (The Opera Story)‚ Escamillo Carmen (Mid Wales Opera) and Bohuš The Jacobin (Buxton Festival). He created the role of Edward Lear in Ode to Nonsense (Slingsby Theatre Company and State Opera South Australia).

Performances with state opera south australia