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Nicholas Lester


Australian baritone Nicholas Lester studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music and London’s National Opera Studio (sponsored by Glyndebourne) and was a State Opera South Australia Young Artist. Nicholas was 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 Onegin and Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia (Welsh National Opera)‚ Don Giovanni (Kilden), 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), Prince Vyazminsky The Oprichnik (Cadogan Hall), Gluttony Beauty and the Seven Beasts and Daddy Bear Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs (The Opera Story)‚ Marcello (New Zealand Opera, English Touring Opera‚ Iford and Dublin), Onegin and Belcore L’Elisir d’Amore (West Green House), Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte‚ Dandini La Cenerentola, and Frédéric Lakmé (Opera Holland Park)‚ Valentin Faust (Dorset Opera)‚ Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte (Danish National Opera)‚ Escamillo Carmen (Mid Wales Opera)‚ and Bohuš The Jacobin (Buxton).

Recent concerts include an Opera Gala with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Raymond Gubbay Spectacular Classics (Bridgewater Hall) and Sea Symphony (Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra).

Roles with State Opera South Australia include Edward Lear in Ode to Nonsense‚ and Marcello in La bohème and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro.

Performances with state opera south australia