Harry Nicoll, Tenor

Harry Nicoll hails from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and now lives in London.

For English National Opera, he has sung Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, Nanki-Poo The Mikado, Pacific Overtures (various rôles), Daniel Buchanan Street Scene, Gonfleur Frère La Belle Vivette, 2nd Shepherd Orfeo; for Scottish Opera, 
Almaviva Il Barbiere di Seviglia, Bardolfo Falstaff, Lover The Vanishing Bridegroom (Judith Weir), Dorville La Scala Di Seta, Edoardo La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Lord Tolloller Iolanthe; for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail; for Opera North, Nanki-Poo The Mikado, Gonzalve L'Heure Espagnole, Baron Lummer Intermezzo, Damon Acis and Galataea, Almaviva Barbiere, Orpheus Orpheus in the Underworld; for Welsh National Opera, Valetto Coronazione di Poppea, Vasek Bartered Bride, Tanzmeister and Brighella Ariadne, Idiot Wozzeck.

For Frankfurt Opera, Rodrigo Otello; for Cologne Opera, Vasek Bartered Bride; for Opera Voor Vlanderen, Pedrillo Die Entführung; for the Opéra de Nantes, Pedrillo Die Entführung; for La Fenice, Venice, staged performances of arias St John Passion, Soliman Zaïde; for New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv, Almaviva Barbiere, Simpleton Boris Godunov, Vasek Bartered Bride; for the Berliner Kammeroper, Alessandro Il Re Pastore, Sandy The Lighthouse, Paolino Il Matrimonio Segreto; for the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, Médor Roland (Lully); for Malta Opera, Almaviva Barbiere. rôles elsewhere include Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Covent Garden Festival, Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw at the Harrogate Festival and at Batignano, Totonno I Gioelli della Madonna and Giovane Ermito La Leggenda di Sakuntala at the Wexford Festival, The Wildman of Orford (Lefanu) (various rôles) at the Aldeburgh Festival, Don Ramiro La Cenerentola, Platée Thespis et Mercure, Ernesto Don Pasquale; Ecclitico Il Mondo della Luna for Dublin Opera Theatre Company.

One of the country's leading interpreters of the Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew and St. John Passions, he has appeared in concert with the Stavanger SO, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Hallé, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the London Mozart Players, the Residentie Bach Orchestra, The Hague - in Poland, France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Portugal and Norway as well as London's South Bank, The Barbican, and The Royal Albert Hall. His repertoire is extensive, ranging from Monteverdi to Mathias, and incorporates all the major choral works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Berlioz and Mendelssohn. He regularly records for the BBC and is a favourite on Radio 2's "Friday Night is Music Night".

Recent engagements include Curzio Le Nozze di Figaro for ROH, Goro for Scottish Opera, Basilio for GTO and Opera North, Spalanzani Les Contes d'Hoffmann , Sellem A Rake's Progress and title rôle Platée for the Reisopera, M. Triquet and Monostatos for GTO, Goro Madam Butterfly , Major Domo Der Rosenkavalier and Master of Ceremonies The Queen of Spades for ROH, Ballad Singer Of Mice and Men for the Bregenzer Festspiele, Lucano L'Incoronazione di Poppea in Athens, an international tour of Facing Goya by Michael Nyman, the Bailiff Der Kuhhandel in the Barbican, Triquet Eugene Onegin for Grange Park, Mr Plym for the Covent Garden Festival, Podesta La Finta Giardiniera for Opera Zuid , Platée in California, a recording of Britten's Company of Heaven and of The Geisha for Hyperion, the Innocent Boris Godounov at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, a recital with Malcolm Martineau at St. John's Smith Square, recordings of Music in the Country House and Music of the Grand Tour , and the King Die Liebe der Danae for Garsington. 

An ongoing project in collaboration with the composer/accompanist Alasdair Nicolson is the research and performance of versions of traditional Scots Song from all historical periods and the commissioning of new arrangements. 

Current season/future plans: Joe La Fanciulla del West for ROH, Bardolfo for Glyndebourne Opera Touring, Monsieur Taupe Capriccio for Opera North, Guillot de Morfontaine Manon for Scottish Opera