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Maltese Soprano, Malta Airport Foundation Ambassador and BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Scholar Nicola Said has performed the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Festival Lyrique-En-Mer, covered the role of Nannetta Falstaff with The Grange Festival, and sang Madame Herz The Impresario at Teatru Manoel. In 2018, Nicola premiered the role of Maria in the first Maltese opera cycle Belt il-Bniedem - City of Humanity, produced by Maltese composer Reuben Pace as part of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture, and reprised the role of Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor in a revival of Fulham Opera's production with Grimeborn at the Arcola Theatre. Other roles include Adele Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar), Adina Elixir of Love (New Sussex Opera), Blondchen Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Warsaw Chamber Opera), Zerlina Don Giovanni (Teatru Manoel), Queen of the Night The Magic Flute (Charles Court Opera), Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera Project at West Green House Opera), and Hlas Jenufa (Grange Park Opera).
Nicola 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 and 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 Paul Carroll’s works at Abbey Road Studios with the Commonwealth Orchestra and has given recitals for HRH The Earl of Wessex in a Duke of Edinburgh event and at St. James’s Palace and Kensington Palace. Other performances include Three Palaces Festival, Barrandov Opera, and the President’s New Year’s Concert with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Nicola sings the role of Madeline in Blat, the first Maltese Film Opera by Reuben Pace.
As a Doctoral student at the University of Malta, Nicola is investigating
“How the Maltese Language Influences Voice Technique and Production in Classical Singing”.