Winner of the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Singers Section, Nicholas Mogg studies on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham where he is the recipient of the Baroness de Turckheim Award, the Thompson Family Charitable Trust Award, and the Norman Ayrton Scholarship. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Live Music Now Artist, a Drake Calleja Scholar, a soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, and a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle. He has won the Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize, the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, and the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Nicholas is extremely grateful for the generous support of the Drake Calleja Trust, Lady Clare Fund, George Law, the Josephine Baker Trust, the Drapers’ Company, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar, and was later an apprentice in the Monteverdi Choir.
Operatic roles to date include Jupiter in Orphée aux Enfers at the Hackney Empire, Melisso in Alcina, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro for Hampstead Garden Opera; Vicar in Albert Herring for Mid Wales Opera Young Artists; Falke in Die Fledermaus for Cambridge University Opera; and Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shadwell Opera at the Edinburgh Fringe. Nicholas sang at at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival in 2014, the Bavarian State Opera and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2015, and was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera in 2016.
Nicholas has appeared as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Concertgebouw, Palau de la Música Catalana, Bozar Brussels, KKL Luzern, and Philharmonie de Paris with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Sir Roger Norrington. In 2015-16 he made his recital debuts at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Two Moors Festival, Roman River Festival, and the Ryedale Festival. He will compete in the Gold Medal Grand Final of the Royal Over-Seas League at the Cadogan Hall, sing Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper, Bach cantata arias for Ton Koopman and three recitals at Wigmore Hall with For Crying Out Loud!, the RAM Song Circle, and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.