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Nick Pritchard



Nick Pritchard in action.
Nick Pritchard as Matthew and Lesley Garrett as Val in Pleasure © Opera North 2016. Photo by Robert Workman

English tenor Nick Pritchard made his Royal Opera debut in 2016 as Matthew (Pleasure). He returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Amphinomus (The Return of Ulysses).

Pritchard was born in West Sussex and studied at New College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Awards include the Eric Joseph Shilling Prize (RCM) and the London Bach Society Bach Singer’s Prize. Operatic engagements include Aquilio (Adriano in Siria) for the Classical Opera Company, Prologue (The Turn of the Screw) for Opera Holland Park, Telemaco (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) for Iford Arts and Acis (Acis and Galatea) for Handel House and La Nuova Musica. Further roles include Paolino (Il matrimonio segreto), Albert Herring, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Lucano (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole).

Pritchard performs widely in concert, engagements including King Arthur with Early Opera Company at Wigmore Hall, Bach’s Mass in B minor with John Eliot Gardiner, Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Bach’s cantatas for Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, Bach’s Magnificat with Laurence Cummings and The English Concert, Monteverdi’s Vespers with Daniel Hyde, On Wenlock Edge for BBC Radio 3 and the world premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ with the choir of Merton College, Oxford.