Nicholas Hariades

Genre: Countertenor


Nicholas Hariades was born in London and studied amongst others with Michael Chance, Peter Harrison, Claudia Eder and Rita Loving.

In 1996 he made his professional debut in Germany at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Mago Christiano in Handel’s Rinaldo. Since then he has regularly appeared as a guest artist on many of Europe’s most important stages. At the Opernhaus Zürich (Switzerland) he sang Ernesto in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna, and repeated this part at the renowned Haydn Festival Eisenstadt (Austria) the following season. He has also covered roles at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, among others Nireno in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Go Go in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, a role which he portrayed to acclaim at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and the Komische Oper Berlin.

At the Tiroler Landestheater he also sang Arsace in Handel’s Partenope, and he appeared as a guest artist at the Opernhaus Halle as Gandarte in Handel’s Poro. He has also performed Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Munich ensemble Cosi Facciamo and two world premieres: Orfeus by Volker Nickel in Munich, and Strom – Die Oper in Vienna, where he created the role of Dionysos, which was especially written for him by the Austrian composer Johanna Doderer.

In 2007 he performed Puck in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at the Vorarlberger Landestheater and once again the role of Go Go in Le Grand Macabre at the Bremen Theatre in Germany. In 2008 he performed in another world premiere, this time, the opera Kleist by Rainer Rubbert at the Brandenbuger Theater. In 2009 he made his debut as Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Volksoper Wien and in 2010 in Feiningers Fugen (Musik von Bach, John Adams und Glenn Gould) at the Stadtheater Gießen. The following year he performed the title role in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba at the Opernbühne Bad Aibling, and in 2012 he appeared once more in the Stadttheater Giessen in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion.

In 2013 he sang in the Carl Orff Saal, Munich in Oprheus – Variationen über Liebe und Tod with Das Andere Opernensemble. In addition to his opera career, Nicholas Hariades has also enjoyed successes at some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe. He sang at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, in Winchester Cathedral and in the Musikhalle Hamburg. He has also performed at many renowned baroque music festivals including the Utrecht Early Music Festival with Frieder Bernius and the Stuttgart Chamber Choir at the Muziekcentrum Vredenburg.

In the Wiener Konzerthaus he had a resounding success in the role of Walter in Vatermord, an opera by the Chinese-Austrian composer Shih. Highlights In 2016 were the Angel in Jonathon Dove’s church opera Tobias and the Angel with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Ulf Schirmer (radio broadcast for BR-Klassik), Bach’s Johannes-Passion on Good Friday in Munich’s Herkulessaal and a staged production of Handel’s Belshazzar with the Arcis Vokalisten in Munich. In 2017 he sang the premiere of Patrick Schäfer’s opera Letzte Nacht, a co-production with the Augsburg Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the reformation, and in 2018 he sang Enesto Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna at the Munich Chamber Opera and Der Teufel in Detlev Glanert’s Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung at the theatre in Fürth.

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Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach, C.P.E. Magnificat
Bach. J.S Bach parody of Pergolesi Stabat Mater (Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083)
B-minor mass
Christmas Oratorio
Many different cantatas
Masses – g-Dur, a-Dur
St John Passion
St Mark Passion
St Matthew Passion
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Britten Canticles (Abraham and Isaac, Journey of the Magi)
Rejoice in the Lamb
Handel Belshazzar (Cyrus)
Brockes Passion
Coronation Anthems
Dixit Dominus
Il Trionfo del Tempo e della Verità
Israel in Egypt
Hasse La conversione di Sant’ Agostino
Haydn, Joseph Mass No. 2 (f-Dur – Missa brevis)
Mass No. 3 (d-Dur – Cäcilienmesse)
Mass No. 5 (es-Dur – Große Orgelmesse)
Mass No. 6 (g-Dur – Nicolaimesse)
Mass No. 7 (b-Dur – Kleine Orgelmesse)
Mass No. 10 (c-Dur – Paukenmesse)
Mass No. 11 (d-Moll – Nelson Messe)
Mass No. 12 (b-Dur – Theresienmesse)
Haydn, Michael Jubiläumsmesse
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart  Mass – No. 05 (c-Dur – Spatzen)
Mass – No. 10 (c-Dur – Missa brevis)
Mass – No. 16 (c-Dur – Krönung)
Mass – No. 17 (c-Dur – Missa solemnis)
Mass – No. 19 (d-Moll – Requiem)
Orff Carmina Burana
Pärt Berliner Messe
Purcell Diverse anthems
Ode: Come ye sons of Art
Ode: Hail, bright Cecilia!
Ode: Welcome to all the pleasures
Ode: Who can from joy refrain?
Semi-opera: The Fairy Queen
Semi-opera: The Indian Queen
Vivaldi Gloria
Salve regina
Stabat mater
Opera Roles include:
Britten Oberon – Midsummer Night’s Dream
Dove The Angel – Tobias and the Angel
Gluck  Orfeo – Orfeo
Handel Arsace – Partenope
Arsamenes – Xerxes
Gandarte – Poro
Mago Christiano – Rinaldo
Tamerlano – Tamerlano
Tolomeo – Giulio Cesare
Haydn Ernesto – Il mondo della luna
Ligeti Go Go – Le grand macabre
Monteverdi Ottone – Coronation of Poppea
Artist: Nicholas Hariades
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Countertenor
People: The Fairy Queen, Purcell, Bregenz Theatre

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