Brilliant young tenor Nicholas Jones won the Green Room Award for his portrayal of David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Opera Australia. He was nominated for a Helpmann Award for this same role.
Other appearances for the national company have included principal roles in Carmen, Two Weddings, One Bride, Il Turco in Italia and Shostokovich’s The Nose. He also sang Tamino and Almaviva in Opera Australia’s touring productions of The Magic Flute and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
In 2016, Nicholas created the role of Fish Lamb in the world premiere of George Palmer’s Cloudstreet – for State Opera South Australia.
Most recently, he sang Michael Driscoll in the world premiere of Whiteley and Tony in West Side Story for Opera Australia and Tom in Christina’s World for State Opera South Australia.
In 2022, Nicholas sings Tsarevich Gvidon (The Golden Cockerel) and Harry (Voss) in Adelaide, Handel’s Messiah in Sydney and Adelaide, Jaquino (Fidelio) with the Sydney Symphony and returns to Opera Australia as Almaviva.
Nicholas is the current recipient of the Dame Heather Begg Memorial Award.