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Nicholas Mulroy


  • Nicholas Mulroy's Acis is resonant and suave, combining muscularity and elegance
    David Vickers, Gramophone
  • tenor Nicholas Mulroy was a persuasive, airy-sounding Evangelist
    Erica Jeal, The Guardian
  • the tenor Nicholas Mulroy was a poignant Evangelist
    Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph
  • Born in Liverpool, Nicholas Mulroy studied at Clare College Cambridge and Royal Academy of Music.

    He regularly appears with leading ensembles throughout Europe, including Monteverdi Choir with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Le Musiciens du Louvre with Marc Minkowski, Les concerts d’Astrée with Emmanuelle Haïm, Gabrieli Consort with Paul McCreesh as well as concerts with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Koelner Akademie, Dunedin Consort, Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Proms, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic and Spitalfields Festival. Other conductors he has worked with include Laurence Cummings, Trevor Pinnock, Sir Colin Davis and Nicholas Kraemer.

    On stage he has worked with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and on Tour, Opéra Comique Paris, Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse and at the Opéra de Lille.

    Recordings include a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah with Dunedin Consort on Linn, and releases with Exaudi on NMC, King’s Consort on Hyperion and I Fagiolini on Chandos. He recently featured on two versions of the St John Passion singing the arias for Stephen Layton/Polyphony on Hyperion and Evangelist and arias for John Butt/Dunedin Consort on Linn.

    • Handel Messiah, Dunedin Consort
      Kings Place, London (December 2016)

      The outstanding solo contributions came from [...] tenor Nicholas Mulroy. [...] Mulroy, his voice blazing with conviction, was extraordinarily moving both as harbinger of peace in Comfort Ye and in the ferocious way he delivered Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart.
      Tim Ashley, The Guardian *****
      The four soloists — soprano Mhairi Lawson, countertenor James Laing, tenor Nicholas Mulroy and bass Matthew Brook, sounding on refulgent form.
      Richard Fairman, The Financial Times ****
    • Bach’s B minor Mass with Musikkollegium Winterthur; cond. Laurence Cummings
      Stadthaus Winterthur; November 2016

      Nicholas Mulroy shaped the “Benedictus” with beautiful, lyric expression.
      Thomas Schacher, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
    • J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio with Dunedin Consort
      linn CKD 499; released October 2016

      Nicholas Mulroy and Thomas Hobbs both make assured and communicative Evangelists.
      Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone
    • King Arthur with the Gabrieli Consort
      Beaune Festival, July 2015

      There were also some outstanding individual contributions, including a mellifluously stylish ‘How blest are shepherds’ from the tenor Nicholas Mulroy.
      Brian Robins, Opera Magazine
    • Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul McCreesh
      Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul; October 2015

      Nicholas Mulroy was an excellent Evangelist, the work’s narrator. With his wide-ranging, expressive tenor, Mulroy displayed a deep involvement in the story. It was as if he were a reporter on location, describing with growing urgency the scenes he was witnessing.
      Michael Anthony, Minneapolis Star Tribune
      Deserving high praise is tenor Nicholas Mulroy, who sang the role of the Evangelist (the work's narrator) with a sense of drama bordering on the operatic.
      Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities online
    • Purcell’s Birthday Odes for Queen Mary II with the Gabrieli Consort
      Wigmore Hall, May 2015

      Nicholas Mulroy stood out for tackling Purcell’s high-flying tenor writing with exceptional ease.
      Tim Ashley, The Guardian ****
      Nicholas Mulroy also excelled.
      Richard Fairman, The Financial Times ****
    • St John Passion with the Dunedin Consort
      Wigmore Hall, April 2015

      To be set against this driven, hectic intensity were many subtle things, not least the combination of forthright emotional candour and tenderness of the Evangelist Nicholas Mulroy.
      Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph ****
    • St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort
      Scottish Tour, March 2015

      Much praise is due to the brilliantly paced, lucidly articulated narration of Nicholas Mulroy’s Evangelist: he seems to get better every time.
      Kate Molleson, The Guardian ****
      We were spellbound on Friday. At the heart of this hard-hitting, quasi-operatic, fast-action interpretation, Nicholas Mulroy’s Evangelist was a magnetic all-consuming presence, all the more powerful for it being sung “off the score”.
      Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman
    • St John Passion
      Auckland Philharmonia (August 2014)

      English tenor Nicholas Mulroy sang from memory as the Evangelist. He outlined the piece's sorrowful trajectory with a remarkable range of emotions.
      William Dart, New Zealand Herald
    • St John Passion
      Britten Sinfonia (April 2014)

      Nicholas Mulroy is now an Evangelist of choice, dramatic yet never over-involved, engaged reporter rather than partisan witness.
      Fiona Maddocks, The Observer ****
      Tenor Nicholas Mulroy sang the crucial role of the Evangelist, his narration direct yet dramatically motivated, and inflected with many memorable touches, most notably at his anguished delivery of Peter's grieving for his denial of Christ.
      George Hall, The Guardian ****
      Crucial to the sense of real-time drama were Nicholas Mulroy’s Evangelist, an unremarkable man transformed by what he has witnessed.
      Anna Picard, The Times ****
    • Christmas Oratorio
      Australian Chamber Orchestra (December 2013)

      He is 'the most sought-after evangelist of his generation'. It is a big call, but to hear him sing there is no doubt. He is a cogent story-teller, with a radiant sound that just gets more ravishing as it gets higher. It is hard to imagine anyone singing it better.
      Harriet Cunningham, The Sydney Morning Herald
    • St John Passion
      Dunedin Consort / John Butt on Linn

      Nicholas Mulroy was a superb Evangelist, alert and vivid.
      Kate Molleson, The Guardian
      ...the increasingly impressive Nicholas Mulroy’s alert, lightly coloured Evangelist strikes a balance in which declamation and lyricism are equally ardent and equally touching.
      Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone
      The hero of the piece was tenor Nicholas Mulroy. Ever present as the Evangelist, he also participated in all the chorales and choruses and sang three solos. The most emotive of these was the tortured “Ach, mein Sinn”, which portrays Peter’s grief following denial and dereliction of friendship. I have seen Mulroy perform on a number of occasions and would contend that this was a truly special performance. I noticed that, although singing from memory, for much of the evening – even in recitative – he was turning pages without looking. This embodiment of the visual layout as well as the audio landscape of the music speaks volumes about the dedication which went into preparation.
      Alan Coady, Bachtrack
      Nicholas Mulroy made a lucid Evangelist: he had his work cut out narrating the whole tale, but he pulled it off superbly.
      David Kettle, The Scotsman
      Nicholas Mulroy’s lithe, sensitive Evangelist is the epitome of narrative clarity.
      Peter Lynan, International Record Review
    • St John Passion
      OAE & Polyphony / Stephen Layton

      Nicholas Mulroy, assigned to the tenor arias, has a very different voice from Bostridge, fuller and altogether more vibrant.
      Marc Rochester, International Record Review
      Alongside the top-class and pliable choral singing of Polyphony comes the roll call of exceptional soloists – Nicholas Mulroy among them.
      Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Gramophone (May 2013)
    • St Matthew Passion
      Dunedin Consort

      In his story-teller, he [Butt] has found an Evangelist with the candid vulnerability of Helmut Krebs. Yes Nicholas Mulroy brings his own striking naturalness of delivery, clarity of diction and honesty... The coloration explores, in microcosm, the Evangelist's own heartfelt identification with the drama into which he seems unwittingly drawn, and which heightens, almost unbearably, as the work unfolds
      Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Gramophone
      … his eight remarkable singers match spine-tingling tone with astonishing maturity. Nicholas Mulroy as Evangelist has a powerful dramatic sense, sometimes floating free of Bach's note values – he is mercilessly harsh when Jesus is spat upon – elsewhere meticulous: Peter’s denial would move the hardest heart... all confirmation of this as my new benchmark
      BBC Music Magazine
  • Nicholas Mulroy’s Discography

    Nicholas Mulroy’s Repertoire List

    • Les Troyens (Iopas, Hylas)
    • Billy Budd (Novice)
    • Albert Herring (Albert)
    • Turn of the Screw (Peter Quint)
    • Church Parables (various)
    • Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute)
    • Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
    • Theodora (Septimius)
    • Rodelinda (Grimoaldo)
    • Ariodante (Lurcano)
    • L’Orfeo (Orfeo, Pastore)
    • L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Soldato, Liberto, Arnalta, Lucano)
    • Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Telemaco)
    • Magic Flute (Tamino, Monostatos)
    • Cosi fan tutte (Ferrando)
    • Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
    • Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)
    • La Finta Giardiniera (Belfiore)
    • Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Le Chevalier)
    • Betrothal in a Monastery (Novice)
    • Castor et Pollux (Castor)
    • Dardanus (Dardanus)
    • Hippolyte et Aricie (Hippolyte, le Suivant de l'Amour, 1er Parque)
    • Anacréon (Batile)
    • Platée (Platée)
    • La Cenerentola (Ramiro)
    • Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
    • Otello (Rodrigo)
    • L'Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro)
    • Il Turco in Italia (Narciso)
    • A Night at the Chinese Opera (Tenor Actor)
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