Greek tenor Nicolas Maraziotis is known for his diverse repertoire ranging from baroque to musical theatre and contemporary classical music. Nicolas approaches every performance with dedication, drive, and singular artistry.
In the season 2016/ 17, Nicolas makes his debut at the Dutch National Opera in the role of Testo in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda directed by Pierre Audi under the baton of Christophe Rousset.
The following season 2017/ 18 saw many role engagements for Nicolas: as Dimitri (Prince Ivan and the Firebird), Protester (Z), Venditore di canzonette (Il Tabarro) all in new productions in the Greek National Opera and his debut as Pedrillo at Patras’ Municipal Theatre the production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Later that season he debuts at Athens & Epidaurus Festival as Arbace in Mozart’s Idomeneo.
In the season 2018/ 19 he makes his debut at the theatre stage participating in Terrence McNally’s famous Masterclass as Anthony Candolino. His performance of Anthony got much acclaim with excellent reviews. In November 2018 he sings the part of Maese Pedro in De Falla’s masterly puppet opera El retablo del Maese Pedro, an educational GNO’s production with selected performances for schools aiming to induct small viewers into the world of lyric theatre. His season concluded with his participation at GNO’s groundbreaking production Medea, a new operetta by the leading Greek composer Nikos Kypourgos presented at Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall.
Nicolas began the season 2019/ 20 singing the part of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Loewe’s My Fair Lady presented for the first time in Greece in its full-length music version by the Greek National Opera’s Alternative Stage. Later that season he sings the role of Maurice the Crow in Alkis Baltas’ new opera for children Fricadela. On August 2020, Nicolas sings the role of Anfinomo in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Camerata Armonia Atenea conducted by George Petrou staged by Marianna Calbari in the iconic theatre of Herodes Atticus.
The season 2021/22 Nicolas engaged with two new productions of the Greek National Opera and his first collaboration with Onassis Foundation. In the Stavros Niarchos Hall Nicolas portrayed Christopher the Teacher in the much acclaimed production of Yorgos Dousis’ The Magic Pillows, based on Eugene Trivizas fairytale, directed by Natasha Triantafylli. On the Alternative Stage Nicolas will be part of George Tsontakis’ The Air of Greece, a new work based on Lord Byron’s last days in Messolonghi, Greece. Nicolas portrayed one of the main characters in the epic novel by Melville Starbuck marking his first collaboration with the Onassis Foundation with the production of Moby Dick, a musical by Dimitris Papadimitriou and staging by Giannis Kakleas.
The season 2022/23 finds Nicolas engaged with three revivals, a role debut and a two new exciting production. Nicolas at the beginning of the season portrayed once more the beloved Christopher the Teacher in Yorgos Dousis’ Magic Pillows following the revival of Thodoris Abazis’ Prince Ivan & the Firebird which will be staged at the Athens Municipal Theatre Olympia in the role of Prince Ivan and lastly Baltas’ Maurice the Crow. Later in the season, Nicolas took part in the anticipated new production at the Alternative Stage of the GNO Strella by Michalis Paraskakis and staged by George Koutlis in role of Nikos and at the main stage of the Greek National Opera sung the role of Schmidt in Massenet’s Werther sharing the stage with world-class singers Anita Rachvelishvili as Charlotte and and Francesco Demuro in the title role. Closing the season, Nicolas took upon his second theatrical role as James in a new and intriguing stage play Marshall Plan and a path of perspectives written and directed by Natasha Triantafylli staged in Peiraios 260 as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival.
This season, after a the revival of Paraskakis’ Strella staged at the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, Nicolas will sing the parts of Pittore A’ and Inquisitore A’ in Hatzinasios’ opera El Greco that will be staged in Trianti Hall of the Athens Concert Hall, directed by Angela Saroglou and conducted Nicolas Vassiliou.
Nicolas holds a BA (Dual Hons) in Music & Music Technology from Keele University and a (MMus) Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Royal Conservartoire of Scotland. During the season 2012-14 he has been a member of Patras’ State Theatre Opera Studio where he performed the role of Pamikos in Sakellarides’ operetta Sataneri on the Grand Finale staged production.