Photo credit; Dru Rizz
Romeo and Juliet
Nico will take on this new exciting Debut role of Romeo in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette at the Estonian National Opera. Nico says, 'It has been a long wait to finally have the opportunity to move slowly into this beautiful French Romantic repertoire full of fervour and passion.'
Romeo et Juliette -
Estonian National Opera
'The French repertoire ideally needs French voices, especially for the leading couple, and here the Estonian National Opera are lucky to have two young singers with excellent French. Roméo, Nico Darmanin, may not be French (he is Maltese), but he has the ideal voice for the role:...'
by Goran Forsling,
Seen and Heard International
The Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin is now well established in the Bel Canto repertoire, having performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera Vlaanderen, the Wexford Opera Festival and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
Nico Darmanin studied at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. He made his debut at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden as Danieli (Les Vepres Sicilennes) under Pappano, a production which won an Olivier award, soon returning as Apparition of a Youth (Die Frau ohne Schatten) under Bychkov which won Best Opera at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
Other roles include Conte Almaviva (Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park), Don Ramiro (Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park), 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...