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Romeo and Juliet

'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:...' Read more


Puccini's Gianni Schicci


Soon after Nico's debut at the Estonian National Opera the Maltese tenor will also be debuting the role of Rinuccio in Puccini's Gianni Schicci for the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck. Nico says it is going to be an exciting season exploring this gorgeous, grand and lavish lyric... Read more

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Review - Don Pasquale

'Tenor Nico Darmanin excelled as Ernesto, hamming up his love aria as wannabe Freddie Mercury while caressing the beautiful lyrical melody... Read more

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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. 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.... Read more


Review - Don Pasquale

'Shout out to Nico Darmanin as Ernesto. A familiar face having been in WNO's Don Giovanni and Barber of Seville...Here is a pop star wannabe, brimming with sexy charm and some great dance moves... Read more

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Review - Don Pasquale

'All-singing, all-dancing Ernesto offered the vocal highlights. Having introduced himself with the tics and flourishes of an aspirant to Britain's Got Talent, he offered an impeccable 'Cercheró lontana terra' to the touching accompaniment of muted trumpet in the style of... Read more


Review - La Gazzetta

'In shy awkwardness, Nico Darmanin mimics the role of Alberto with witty aplomb, and with a dancer's flexibility, comically gets into the role. Vocally, he shines with lyrical colour of his virtuoso... Read more




Nico has recently made his Glyndebourne debut both as Gastone and Alfredo in La Traviata for their 2018 Tour. Read more


Review - La Gazzetta

'The surprise for the evening was the Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin as Alberto. With a full bodied Mediterranean timbre voice demonstrated perfected Rossini singing, met with precise ornamentation and diction, pleasing with (committed) dedicated playfulness...was truly a refreshing change... Read more

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Unforgettable - A concert by tenor

Nico Darmanin

Maltese tenor Nico Darmanin performs swing, jazz and big band classics in an unforgettable concert held inside the magnificent Grand Salon at the National Museum of Archaeology. With live music by the Big Band Brothers under the musical direction of Daniel Cauchi, and featuring... Read more


Review - Mose in Egitto

‘Nico Darmanin revealed his ringing tenor to excellent effect' Read more


Review - Mose in Egitto

‘Nico Darmanin made a dramatic Osiride, bringing plenty of personality to this rather unlikeable role so that Darmanin highly characterful in the recitatives and gave us... Read more

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Review - La Cenerentola

“Ramiro, her handsome prince, was sung by Nico Darmanin, deploying a ringing Italianate tenor, whose top notes were lengthily and thrillingly held. The Act II aria “Si, ritrovarla io giuro” is one of the most well-known and formidable showcases for tenor... Read more


Review - Mose in Egitto

‘Nico Darmanin gave a suitably heroic performance, outstandingly even in tone throughout his vocal range, and ... Read more

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Rossini role debut

Nico Darmanin makes his role debut as Ory in Rossini’s comic opera LE COMTE ORY for Dorset Opera Festival.  Containing some of Rossini’s most colourful orchestral writing the opera uses some music from the earlier IL VIAGGIO A REIMS but is ... Read more

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