Nicola Semple is a Mezzo-Soprano who was brought up in Somerset. She recently gained a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction in performance from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
While in Cardiff she was involved in a period concert performance of Messiah, played the role of Lazuli (L'Etoile by Chabrier) in opera scenes, and was in the chorus for the college opera, (L'Etoile by Chabrier) and for Welsh National Youth Opera (The Calling of Maisy Day by Brian Irvine). She has been a soloist with various choral societies and choirs across the UK including most recently, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Jenkin's The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Elgar's The Music Makers.
She was a member of the internationally acclaimed a cappella group Voces8 and still occasionally sings with the chamber choir Voces Cantablies. She was a member of the Rodolfus Choir and completed her 'Diploma and Concert Performance Singing' at Birkbeck College (University of London) in 2007.
Her undergraduate degree was in music at Durham University where she was a choral scholar at University College and a member of the University Chamber Choir. She was also soloist in Elgar's Sea Pictures with the University Symphony Orchestra. During her time in Durham she performed the role of the Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Duchess in Gilbert and Sullivan's' The Gondoliers, chorus roles in HMS Pinnafore, The Mikado and Ruddigore, was involved in a production of Berio's A-Ronne under the direction of Lore Lixenburg and took part in a devised music theatre piece called 'Songs of Love and War' which was performed at Sage Gateshead and the Gala Theatre.
Nicola us currently studying with the renowned tenor Ian Partridge.