Nick Pritchard was an inaugural member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s (OAE) ’Rising Stars’ scheme and is a Samling artist. Described as a ‘Masterly Evangelist’ by The Guardian he has sung the role in Bach’s St John and Matthew Passions around the world. His recording of the St John Passion on Deutsche Gramophon was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.
The 23/24 season highlights include a US tour of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato and Bach’s Mass in B minor with Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, performances with Early Opera Company, Les Talens Lyrique Lully’s Atys at l’Opera Royal de Versailles and at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Evangelist with Irish Baroque under Peter Whelan, Residentie Orkest under Richard Egarr and Stavanger Symfoniorkester under Masato Suzuki, George Benjamin’s Written on Skin (John/Angel 3) with the Finnish Radio Symphony conducted by the composer, Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music and the Flemish Radio Choir and Britten St Nicolas at the Aldeburgh Festival.
On the concert platform Nick Pritchard has performed with Ensemble Pygmalion, Concerto Köln, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Violons du Roy, L’Orchestre du Chambre de Paris, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, Early Opera Company, Philharmonia Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Gabrieli Consort, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Early Opera Company and he made his BBC Proms debut with Britten Sinfonia under David Bates performing Mozart’s Requiem.
Operatic roles have included Oronte, Alcina for Opera North, Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the Aldeburgh Festival’s 70th anniversary, Tamino Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour and for Irish National Opera, Prologue The Turn of the Screw and Ferrando Cosí fan tutte for Opera Holland Park, Amphinomus The Return of Ulysses for the Royal Opera House, and Purcell’s The Indian Queen for Opéra de Lille and Théâtre de Caen, Opera Vlaandern and Grand Theatre Luxembourg.
Photo: Nick Smith