Nicholas Chalmers

Artistic Director and conductor

Nicholas conducts productions for Northern Ireland Opera and is artistic director of Second Movement Opera Company. He studied music at Oxford University and conducting at the Piacenza Conservatoire. From 2008 until 2011 Nicholas was Assistant Chorus Master of English National Opera. For Second Movement he has conducted Mozart and Salieri (October 2004), Trouble in Tahiti (June 2005), The Medium and Impresario (January 2006), Les Deux Aveugles, Rothschild's Violin and The Knife's Tears (May 2007) all to wide critical acclaim.

Conducting engagements with Northern Ireland Opera included The Medium (Feb 2011) and Tosca (Best Opera - Irish Theatre Awards - April 2011), Turn of the Screw (March 2012). Future engagements include Noye's Fludde (Belfast Zoo - August 2012 and Beijing October 2012) Messiah (Lyon Opera - December 2013) The Flying Dutchman (February 2013) and The Magic Flute (June 2013)

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