Maltese Soprano Nicola Said recently made her Queen of the Night The Magic Flute debut with Charles Court Opera, and worked with Grange Park Opera singing Hlas in Jenufa. She made her professional operatic début singing Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Project at West Green House Opera in August 2015. Nicola studies with Yvonne Kenny and has recently completed the Guildhall School Opera Course where she performed the title role in Ariane, Lucia The Rape of Lucretia and Rosaura Le Donne Curiose. Other performed roles include Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro, La Fée Cendrillon, Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffman, and partial roles of Adina L’Elisir d’amore, Ginevra Ariodante, Ophelia Hamlet, Norina Don Pasquale, Philine Mignon, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Madame Herz Der Schauspieldirektor, Musetta La Bohème, Madame Mao Nixon in China, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and Carolina Il Matrimonio Segreto.
Nicola coaches with Juliette Bisazza in Malta, and has studied at CSULB with Shigemi Matsumoto. A Peace and Prosperity Trust Young Artist, a Drake Calleja Trust Scholar, Samling Scholar, and a BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Scholar, Nicola has received support from the Walter Hyde Memorial Trust, London Syndicate, Malta Arts Scholarship, Ian Tomlin and Janatha Stubbs. She was nominated by Joseph Calleja, with whom she has performed in concert, to attend the Salzburg Mozarteum in summer 2014 where she won Second Prize in the Strauss Competition.
Nicola has performed in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Hall, and at the Royal Opera House as Echo in Laurence Osborne’s opera Narkissus and the Reflektions. Nicola has recorded and premiered works by Paul Carroll at Abbey Road Studios with the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra, has given recitals for HRH Prince Edward of Windsor in a Duke of Edinburgh event and at St. James’s Palace. She gave a recital with James Baillieu in the Three Palaces Festival, Barrandov Opera, and the President’s New Year’s Concert with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Nicola is the Ambassador for the Malta Airport Foundation. Nicola will be singing the title role in Fulham Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor in November, Zerlina Don Giovanni at the Teatru Manoel in March, and the lead Soprano in the first ever Maltese opera cycle Belt il-Bniedem - City of Humanity being composed and produced by Maltese composer Reuben Pace in November 2018 when Valletta will be the European Capital of Culture.