Nicholas Mogg

Baritone

"Most impressive was the [baritone] Nicholas Mogg as Abner...who brought out the drama of his music."

Classical Source

"Nicholas Mogg asserted his strong and powerful baritone in the role of the malevolent Erismeno."

MusicOMH

"It was [baritone] Nicholas Mogg who impressed most, not only with the clarity of his voice but also some very powerful performances of the arias. "

Wolverhampton Express and Star

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Winner of the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Singers Section, Nicholas Mogg is in his final year on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music where he studies with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham, having previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge where he was a choral scholar. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Park Lane Group 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. Nicholas won the 2017 Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award, and in 2015 won the Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize, the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, and the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. He is the recipient of the Baroness de Turckheim Award, the Thompson Family Charitable Trust Award, and the Norman Ayrton Scholarship.

Operatic roles to date include Peachum Die Dreigroschenoper, Jupiter Orphée aux Enfers at Hackney Empire, Melisso Alcina for Royal Academy Opera, Count Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro for Hampstead Garden Opera; Vicar Albert Herring for Mid Wales Opera Young Artists; Falke Die Fledermaus for Cambridge University Opera; and Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shadwell Opera at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Nicholas sang at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival in 2014, the Bavarian State Opera and the 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 Barbican Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palau de la Música Catalana, Bozar Brussels, KKL Luzern, and the Philharmonie de Paris with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Ton Koopman, and Sir Roger Norrington. He has established a successful duo partnership with pianist Jâms Coleman, and together they have performed recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival, Two Moors Festival, Roman River Festival, and the Ryedale Festival.

Engagements in 2017/18 include the title role Don Giovanni and Steward Flight for Royal Academy Opera, Handel Messiah for Edward Higginbottom in Spain, Schubert Schwanengesang at the Two Moors Festival with Jâms Coleman, and a return to the Oxford Lieder Festival for Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem.

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Mozart at Teatime, Royal Over-Seas League

Edinburgh Fringe, 2017

Mogg’s exaggerated facial expressions during his two arias from The Magic Flute were entirely in keeping with his comic character.

The Herald

Handel Messiah

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 2017

...it was bass Nicholas Mogg who impressed most, not only with the clarity of his voice but also some very powerful performances of the arias Why do the nations so furiously rage and The trumpet shall sound.

Wolverhampton Express and Star

Bach St Matthew Passion

Barbican Hall, 2016

Nicholas Mogg's "Der Heiland fällt...Gerne will ich mich bequemen" was beautifully smooth, his slurs expertly managed.

Seen and Heard International

Nicholas Mogg's dark-toned singing suited Pilate

Classical Source

Although it has not always paid off to bring members of the choir forward to sing the solo arias, there were fine efforts here from [...] Nicholas Mogg and Ashley Riches.

Financial Times

Handel Ormisda (Erismeno)

London Handel Festival, 2017

Nicholas Mogg asserted his strong and powerful baritone in the role of the malevolent Erismeno.

MusicOMH

Handel Athalia

November 2015

Most impressive was the bass Nicholas Mogg as Abner, captain of the Jewish forces, who brought out the drama of his music especially in "When storms the proud to terrors doom"

Classical Source

Nicholas Mogg brought a very strong and secure bass voice to the character of Abner, the Captain of the Jewish forces.

MusicOMH

Oxford Lieder Recital

October 2015

The first was given by baritone Nicholas Mogg, who won this year’s Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and it was easy to see why, as not only is the voice remarkably well focused but his presence is alive and he communicates warmly, introducing the songs with relaxed confidence. He brought a profound yearning to Fauré’s Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimes en pure perte and a sensitive integrity to Schubert’s An die Musik. I look forward to hearing him again soon.

Lark Reviews

Nicholas Mogg Opera Repertoire

Britten

Albert Herring (Vicar)
Billy Budd (title role)*
Noye’s Fludde (Noye)
The Rape of Lucretia (Tarquinius)*

Handel

Alcina (Melisso)
Ormisda (Erismeno)

Monteverdi

Orfeo (title role)*

Mozart

Così fan tutte (Guglielmo)*
Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)*
Le nozze di Figaro (Il Conte)
Don Giovanni (title role)

Offenbach

Orphée aux Enfers (Jupiter)

Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)*

Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos (Harlekin)*

Die Fledermaus (Falke)
Verdi

Montano (Otello)

Weill

Die Dreigroschenoper (Herr Peachum)

* denotes roles studied

Nicholas Mogg Concert Repertoire

Bach

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4
Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben BWV 8
Herr Gott, dich loben wir BWV 16
Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich BWV 17
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21
Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen BWV 32
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen BWV 56
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten BWV 59
Ich habe genug BWV 82
Ich bin ein guter Hirt BWV 85
Der Herr is mein getreuer Hirt BWV 112
Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott BWV 127
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir BWV 131
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140
Der Friede sei mit dir BWV 158
Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem BWV 159
O heilges Wasserbad BWV 165
Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister BWV 181
Vereinigte Zweitracht der wechselnden Saiten BWV 207
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Mass in G major BWV 236
Magnificat in D major BWV 243
St Matthew Passion BWV 244
St John Passion BWV 245
Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
Easter Oratorio BWV 249

Beethoven

Missa Solemnis
Symphony No. 9

Brahms

Requiem

Dvořák

Mass in D major

Fauré

Requiem

Handel

Dettingen Te Deum
Israel in Egypt
Messiah

Haydn

Nelson Mass
The Creation

Hummel

Missa Solemnis

Kodaly

Missa Brevis

Mendelssohn

Elijah

Monteverdi

Vespers of 1610

Mozart

Mass in C Minor
Requiem

Tippett

A Child of Our Time

Nicholas Mogg Song Cycles

Beethoven

An die ferne Geliebte

Bennett

Songs before Sleep

Butterworth

A Shropshire Lad

Cornelius

Weihnachts Lieder

Fauré

L’Horizon Chimérique
Poème d’un jour

Ibert

Quatre Chansons de Don Quichotte

Mahler

Rückert Lieder

Schubert

Schwanengesang
Winterreise

Schumann

Liederkreis Op. 39

Vaughan Williams

Songs of Travel

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