Maltese Soprano, Malta Airport Foundation Ambassador, BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Scholar and Peace and Prosperity Trust Young Artist, Nicola Said has an active international career on the operatic and concert stage performing frequently in her native country and throughout Europe, UK, USA, and the Middle East for top official delegate events.
Having sung a number of operatic roles including Mimì La Bohème with Instant Opera in Normansfield Theatre London, and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Festival Lyrique-En-Mer Belle-Île in France, Nicola has recently made her operatic film debut as Madeline in Blat (Reuben Pace).
Nicola frequently performs with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as a guest singer, having recently recorded La Bohème Act I Finale with conductor Gianluca Marcianò. Nicola is also a frequent performer at Teatru Manoel, where she opened the first recital of the season after the Theatre was shut down due to Covid.
Nicola studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Yvonne Kenny, completing the Opera Course on full scholarship after her Masters in Performance fully funded by the Malta Arts Scholarship, Government of Malta. She has performed in top venues in UK including Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and at the Royal Opera House. She has recorded and premiered Paul Carroll’s works at Abbey Road Studios with the Commonwealth Orchestra and has given recitals for HRH The Earl of Wessex in a Duke of Edinburgh event and at St. James’s Palace and Kensington Palace.
Nicola is Founder, Director and Artistic Director of Malta Opera, a new opera organisation based in Malta. Conceived at the start of covid and still in its early stages of development, Malta Opera will focus on engaging and promoting local talent while cultivating international collaborations.