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Opéra National de Bordeaux

Nico will soon make his debut in France at the Opéra National de Bordeaux in the role of Raimbaut in the Opera Robert le Diable by Giacomo Meyerbeer.


Conducted by the International renowned; Marc Minkowski

Dates 20th, 23rd & 25th of September

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La Cenerentola -

The Grange Festival


'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


The Maltese International 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, Estonia National Opera, Opera Vlaanderen, the Wexford Opera Festival and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.


Following his studies at the National Opera Studio, Nico 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...

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