Nicholas Lester was born in Australia and has been based in London for the past 15 years. He has dual Australian/British citizenship.

He studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music and the National Opera Studio in London.

Most of his work is in the classical concert and operatic fields in locations around the UK and internationally.

He recently performed his role and company debut as Ford in Verdi's Falstaff for The Grange Festival and returns in 2020 to debut Lescaut in Manon Lescaut.

Nicholas made his debut for English National Opera in 2018, as Marcello in La bohème, and returned the following season in 2019 for the title role in Orphée by Philip Glass.

Please look at the rest of the site for more information, and to see or listen to examples of his work.

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"Nicholas Lester is luxury casting as the tightly-wound Ford." (Ford - Falstaff - The Grange Festival)

Alexandra Coghlan The Arts Desk


"…Nicholas Lester’s Marcello oozes vocal charm." (English National Opera)

Martin Kettle The Guardian


"Lester took on the role of Orphée with all the style, panache and ego-driven confidence the part required, offering a vocal performance to match, often of great beauty."

Colin Clarke Seen and Heard International


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"Lester is spry, characterful and in excellent voice. The best I've seen or heard him." (Guglielmo - Cosi fan tutte - Opera Holland Park)

Mark Valenica Whatsonstage.com



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