WNO The Barber of Seville - Cast of The Barber of Seville photo credit Richard Hubert Smit

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,

Opera Wire

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Opera Wire - review

A special thanks goes to John Vandevert at Opera Wire, for a stellar review for our Barber of Seville.

'His 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 without, a proverbial trait of the Tenore di grazia.'

WNO The Barber of Seville Nico Darmanin (Count Almaviva) photo credit Richard Hubert Smith
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BIOGRAPHY

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 Compeition and in 2015 he represented Malta at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition...

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