'The Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin fires off his stratospheric top notes and coloratura volleys like a vocal Roman candle...'
by Simon Annand,
The Sunday Times - London
Opera National de Bordeaux
OUT NOW!!! Robert le Diable recording - Friday 23rd September 2022 - Nico sings the role of Raimbaut in Robert le Diable by Giacomo Meyerbeer.
Conducted by the International renowned; Marc Minkowski
The Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin is now well established in the Bel Canto repertoire, having performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opera National de Bordeaux, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Estonia National Opera, Opera Vlaanderen, the Wexford Opera Festival and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
Nico's roles include Conte Almaviva (Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park), Don Ramiro (The Grange Festival, Scottish Opera), Italian Tenor in Rosenkavalier and Don Ottavio (Opera Vlaanderen), Belfiore in Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro) Don Ottavio (Nederlandse Reisopera), Comte Ory (Dorset Opera Festival), Mergy (Wexford Festival), Osiride (Chelsea Opera), Alberto (Salzburger Landestheater) and Ernesto (Welsh National Opera). In 2014 Nico won the Overseas prize in the Royal Overseas League Competition and in 2015 he represented Malta at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition...
'Hi sublime vocal quality was something of absolute wonder, as he managed to standardize organic ease through both dexterous passages of coloratura and broad-stroked lyricism throughout his entire range...' - by John Vandevert, Opera Wire
The Barber of Seville
Welsh National Opera
'Hi sublime vocal quality was something of absolute wonder, as he managed to standardize organic ease through both dexterous passages of coloratura and broad-stroked lyricism throughout his entire range...'
by John Vandevert,