We are delighted to welcome back Nicholas Warden as the Bass soloist in our forthcoming performance of the Dvorak Requiem. (Nicholas last sang with us in Bach’s St John Passion last March.
“Nicholas Warden’s rich and agile bass left no doubt as to his authority” (Opera Now)
Born in London, Nicholas graduated with a music degree from Durham University before continuing at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Mark Wildman. He was elected an Associate of the RAM in 2007. With a broad repertoire ranging from Handel, Monteverdi and Purcell to Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar and new music he has worked throughout Europe with conductors including: Emmanuelle Haim, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Sakari Oramo, Gary Cooper, Sian Edwards, Harry Christophers and Martyn Brabbins.
On the operatic stage Nicholas’ recent roles have included Scarpia (Tosca, Puccini); Un Songe (Dardanus, Rameau) Lille, Caen & Dijon; Winter & Sleep (Fairy Queen, Purcell) Lille, Gent, Amsterdam & Paris; Dragon (The Dragon of Wantley, Lampe) Potsdam Festival; Zoroastro (Orlando, Handel) Saddlers Wells; Mongolian Soldier (A Night at the Chinese Opera, Judith Wier) Scottish Opera; Priest (Hercules, Handel) Buxton Festival; Supt. Budd (Albert Herring, Britten) Antwerp, Gent, Brugge.
Highlights in the concert hall have included Haydn’s Creation (Cadogan Hall), Handel’s Orlando (Wigmore Hall), Verdi’s Requiem (Winchester Cathedral), and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Barbican). Other notable venues include Gibraltar Cathedral, St John’s Smith Square, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and the bridge of the QEII.
Nick teaches singing at The Royal Academy of Music and at the University of Oxford.