Praised as "an engaging visual and vocal actor" (Opera Canada) with a "Warm, Sonorous Baritone" (Stage Door), Nicholas Borg recently graduated from the Masters in Opera Performance program at the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of renowned soprano Wendy Nielsen.
Nicholas will be joining the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at the Vancouver Opera for their 2019-2020 Season. He will be performing the roles of Baron Douphol in La Traviata, and Fiorello in il barbiere di Siviglia.
The 2018-19 season saw Nicholas performing the role of Action in West Side Story in Concert for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas also made his debut with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus in their productions of Elektra, Cosi fan tutte, and Otello.
In the 2017-2018 season Nicholas performed Marcello in La bohème for OperaMuskoka, Pangloss in Candide for Toronto Operetta Theatre and Figaro in the Canadian premiere of Mercadante's lost opera I due Figaro for Voicebox: Opera in Concert. On the concert stage he appeared with the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Kitchener as a soloist in "Big Choruses: From Brahms to Broadway" and as Bass Soloist in John Rutter's Mass for the Children for the St. Mary's Choir in London, Ontario.
The 2016-2017 season saw Nicholas performing the role of the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance for Toronto Operetta Theatre, El Dancaïro in Carmen for the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and Belcore in L'Elisir d'amore for the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.
In 2016 Nicholas made his Indie Opera T.O debut in MYOpera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia as Tarquinius, and performed in the title role of Eugene Onegin for the Muskoka Opera Festival.
Nicholas had a very busy 2015-2016 season with U of T Opera. He portrayed Ben in The Telephone, as well as Hel Helson in Benjamin Britten's Paul Bunyan. In the 2014-2015 season Nicholas performed the role of Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore and The Man with the Cornet Case in Postcard from Morocco both with the University of Toronto.
Equally at home on the concert stage, Nicholas recently performed as soloist in Mozart's Requiem for the North Toronto Collegiate Institute, as well as Schubert's Mass in G under the baton of Ivars Taurins for the Amabile Choirs of London, Canada with the Musicians of Orchestra London. Nicholas has performed recitals for the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and as a guest collaborator at the University of Toronto.
Nicholas graduated with a Bachelor in Voice Performance from McGill where he studied with Sanford Sylvan. He was featured as Peter Quince in Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Curio in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Opera McGill.
Nicholas has been involved in several summer opera programs across Canada. Nicholas has been a participant of the St. Andrews Arts Council Opera Workshop. Other roles include il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival and Masetto in Don Giovanni with Opera NUOVA. Other experience includes Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Coppélius in Les contes d‘Hoffmann with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, as well Simone in Gianni Schicchi with Opera on the Avalon.