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Hurndall Smith, Nicholas (tenor)

Nicholas Hurndall Smith (tenor)

Nicholas Hurndall Smith read Music at Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he was Organ Scholar, and then went on to study with David Pollard on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Opera Course, supported by bursaries from The Leverhulme Trust, The Worshipful Company of Salters and The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipemakers and Tobacco Blenders.

Nicholas’ roles include Lurcanio, Snout and Don Curzio for English Touring Opera, Tamino for Longborough Festival Opera, McHeath for Opera Project, Ecclitico and Normanno at Ilford Arts, Tom Rakewell at Dartington, Lysander for British Youth Opera, Ferrando and Don Ottavio for St John’s Opera, and Joabel in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas for the Académie Baroque Européenne (conducted by William Christie).

He sang the arias in Bach’s St John Passion at the London Handel Festival, Bach Cantatas 63 and 65 with the Academy of Ancient Music, Schubert’s Winterreise at St. Marien Spandau, Berlin, the title role in Carissimi’s Jonah in the BBC Proms, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kristiansund, and the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion in Jever. He is in demand as a Britten soloist and most recently sang the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Haffner Orchestra, the Spring Symphony (conducted by Paul Spicer) at the Mary Wakefield Festival and the War Requiem with the combined choral societies of Cumbria.


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