Nick Garrett (bass-baritone)

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Nick Garrett is an English bass-baritone. He was a member of the vocal ensemble, The Swingle Singers,[1] and the original bass-baritone in the opera band Amici Forever.[2]


Garrett was born on 13 April 1978 in London and taught himself to play the piano at age seven. He studied singing, composition, piano and conducting at Trinity College of Music, with further study in singing supported by a grant from the Wolfson Foundation. He then joined The Swingle Singers and toured with them internationally. After leaving The Swingle Singers, he performed in some of the world's leading opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera, the Scottish Opera and the Opéra National de Paris. He has performed over forty major roles, including the Don Giovanni, Figaro, Colline and Scarpia.[3] In 2002, he became one of the founding members of Amici Forever. Garrett left the ensemble in 2005 to pursue a solo career and continues to sing on the opera stage as well as recording.[4]


  1. McDaniel, Sharon, "'Opera Band Hits High Notes in Risky Venue", Palm Beach Post, 28 November 2004 (accessed 19 May 2010)
  2. Oakes, Keily Oakes, "Olympic effort from Amici Forever", BBC News, 30 August 2004 (accessed 19 May 2010)
  3. Thompson, Warwick, "Hippie Diva, Callow's Mozart, Violent Beauty", Bloomberg News, 3 July 2008
  4. Spatz, David, J., "One fewer voice but still in tune", The Record, 30 September 2005 (accessed via subscription 19 May 2010)

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