Friday 6 January 2017
Nick Pritchard named Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera
RCM alumnus Nick Pritchard has been named Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera in What’s On Stage’s Opera Poll 2017.
Nick was awarded the honour for his performance in English Touring Opera’s autumn productions of baroque masterpieces La Calisto and Ulysses' Homecoming, with What’s On Stage declaring he ‘shone like a beacon’. The tenor graduated from the Royal College of Music International Opera School in July 2015, having performed in several RCM productions including in the title role for Britten’s Albert Herring (2015). In addition to his work with English Touring Opera, he has also sung with Opera Holland Park, Opera North and for the Brighton Early Music Festival.
English Touring Opera, of which RCM Director of Opera Michael Roswell is Music Director, was also recognised in the awards, winning Best New Production for Lloyd Wood’s spring 2016 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The RCM has a close relationship with the opera company, with RCM singers regularly covering roles and performing in ETO productions.