BIOGRAPHY

Maltese Soprano Nicola Said recently premiered the role of Maria in the first Maltese opera cycle Belt il-Bniedem - City of Humanity, composed and produced by Maltese composer Reuben Pace as part of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture. In 2018, Nicola reprised the role of Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor in a revival of Fulham Opera's production with Grimeborn at the Arcola Theatre. Nicola has sung the roles of Adele Die Fledermaus with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Adina Elixir of Love with New Sussex Opera, Blondchen Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Warsaw Chamber Opera, Zerlina Don Giovanni with Teatru Manoel, Queen of the Night The Magic Flute with Charles Court Opera, Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Project at West Green House Opera, and she has worked with Grange Park Opera where she sang Hlas in Jenufa. She studies with Yvonne Kenny and completed the Guildhall School Opera Course where she performed the title role in Ariane, Lucia The Rape of Lucretia and Rosaura Le Donne Curiose. Other performed roles include Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro, La Fée Cendrillon, and Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffman.

 

Nicola coaches with Juliette Bisazza in Malta and has studied at CSULB with Shigemi Matsumoto. A Talent Unlimited Artist, Peace and Prosperity Trust Young Artist, a Drake Calleja Trust Scholar, Samling Scholar, and a BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Scholar, Nicola has received support from the Walter Hyde Memorial Trust, London Syndicate, Malta Arts Scholarship, Ian Tomlin and Janatha Stubbs. She was nominated by Joseph Calleja, with whom she has performed in concert, to attend the Salzburg Mozarteum in summer 2014 where she won Second Prize in the Strauss Competition. Nicola won First Prize and Audience Prize for the Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial 2017.

 

Nicola has performed in Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Hall, and at the Royal Opera House as Echo in Laurence Osborne’s opera Narkissus and the Reflektions. Nicola has recorded and premiered works by Paul Carroll at Abbey Road Studios with the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra, has given recitals for HRH The Earl of Wessex in a Duke of Edinburgh event and at St. James’s Palace. She gave a recital with James Baillieu in the Three Palaces Festival, Barrandov Opera, and the President’s New Year’s Concert with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Nicola is the Ambassador for the Malta Airport Foundation. In June Nicola will cover the role of Nannetta (Falstaff) at The Grange Festival, and in August she will sing Lucia with Festival Lyrique-en-Mer in Belle-Île. Nicola will sing Madeline in the World Premier of City of Humanity 2 - The Island Fortress composed and produced by Reuben Pace in 2020. 

 

SCHEDULE

26 May 2019

DEBUT Opera

Shoreditch Treehouse

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22 April-6 July

The Grange Festival UK

Nannetta (cover), Chorus (Falstaff/Belshazzar)

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5, 7, 13, 16 August 2019

Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor)

Festival Lyrique-En-Mer Belle-Île

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12 August 2019

Fauré Requiem

Eglise de Le Palais

Festival Lyrique-En-Mer Belle-Île

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2019/20 Date TBA

Madeline (City of Humanity 2 - The Island Fortress)

World Premier composed by Reuben Pace

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Past performances

 

 RECORDINGS

O quante volte (I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Bellini)

Nicola Said Soprano 

Conductor: Philip Walsh

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Teatru Rjal, September 2016

O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi - Puccini)

Nicola Said Soprano

Conductor: Steven Mercurio

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

The Granaries Floriana, August 2016

Five Songs - Dreams are made (Paul Carroll)

Nicola Said Soprano

Conductor: Major Simon Haw MBE

Commonwealth Orchestra

Guards’ Chapel, London 2018

Five Songs - Time Long Past (Paul Carroll)

Nicola Said Soprano

Conductor: Major Simon Haw MBE

Commonwealth Orchestra

Guards’ Chapel, London 2018

I am the wife of Mao Tse-Tung (Nixon in China, John Adams)

Nicola Said Soprano

Peter Foggitt Piano

Hampstead Parish Church, London 2018

Regnava nel silenzio (Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti)

Nicola Said Soprano

Peter Foggitt Piano

Hampstead Parish Church, London 2018

Morgen! (Strauss)

Nicola Said Soprano

Peter Foggitt Piano

Hampstead Parish Church, London 2018

Chacun le sait (La Fille du Regiment, Donizetti)

Nicola Said Soprano 

Conductor: Philip Walsh

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Teatru Rjal, September 2016

Lacia ch'io pianga - h Youth Orchestra
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Ou va la jeune Indoue - Nicola Said & Christine Zerafa
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Try Me, Good King, Anne Boleyn - Nicola Said & Elizabeth Rossiter
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Nicola Said as Zerbinetta

Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera Project/West Green House Opera 2015

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