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'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

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Since making his Royal Opera House debut in 2013 in Les Vepres Siciliennes under Pappano, Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin has established himself as a leading exponent of bel canto repertoire.

His current and recent engagements include Tonio (Grange Park Opera), Conte Almaviva (Teatro la Fenice, Opera National de Lorraine, Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park), Don Ramiro (Scottish Opera, The Grange Festival), Ernesto (Opera de Dijon, Welsh National Opera, Estonian National Opera) Alfredo (Opera de Limoges, Opera North, Estonian National Opera), Conte Belfiore (Pesaro Rossini Festival), Don Ottavio (Opera de Bordeaux, Israeli Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera, Oper Vlaanderen) Italian Tenor in Rosenkavalier (Oper Vlaanderen) Le Comte Ory (Dorset Opera), Rodrigo in Rossini's Otello (Teatro Manoel, Valletta), Gounod's Romeo (Estonian National Opera), Uberto in La Donna del Lago (Buxton Festival), Lindoro in L'Italiana in Algeri (Tiroler Landestheater), Mergy in Le Pre aux clercs (Wexford Festival), and Alberto in Rossini's La Gazzetta (Salzburg Landestheater), a performance nominated for an Austrian Music Society award...

'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


Daughter of the Regiment

Grange Park Opera

"Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin shines as Tonio, the young Tyrolean who captures her heart."

"Darmanin achieves with aplomb the famous aria Ah mes amis!, with its challenging sequence of top Cs: the ultimate note for most tenors’ vocal range."

by Alice Fowler

Guildford Dragon


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