Biography

Nicholas Borg has been praised as "an engaging visual and vocal actor" (Opera Canada) with a "warm, sonorous baritone" (Stage Door Toronto). In 2022 Nicholas makes his debut as Dandini in La Cenerentola with Manitoba Opera, and performs the role of Alexander Graham Bell in Dean Burry/Lorna MacDonald's The Bells of Baddeck at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

 

He recently performed as Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte with Brott Opera, and was a participant in the Manitoba Opera Digital Emerging Artist Program. He was a member of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at Vancouver Opera for the 2019/2020 season, where he performed the roles of Barone Douphol in La traviata, and Fiorello in il barbiere di Siviglia and was the recipient of the Kurt Sickert Award from the Vancouver Opera Foundation.

In recent seasons Nicholas performed the role of Action in West Side Story in Concert for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and performed with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus in productions of Elektra, Cosi fan tutte, and Otello.  Nicholas has performed Marcello in La bohème and Eugene Onegin for Opera Muskoka, Pangloss in Candide and Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance for Toronto Operetta Theatre, Figaro in Mercadante's lost opera I due Figaro for Voicebox: Opera in Concert, Belcore in l’elisir d’amore for the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for MYOpera, and El Dancairo in Carmen for the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas has appeared as a guest soloist for the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Kitchener/Waterloo, and the Amabile Choirs and St. Mary’s Choirs in London Ontario.

Nicholas holds a Master in Music degree from the University of Toronto Opera, under the tutelage of renowned soprano Wendy Nielsen, and he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University where he studied with Sanford Sylvan.

 

On this date in 1816 il barbiere di Sivi
Fiorello, il baribiere di Siviglia, Vancouver Opera 2020
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Alexander Graham Bell, The Bells of Baddeck, 2022