SPOTLIGHT ON THE MALTA AIRPORT FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR

Malta Airport Foundation ambassador, Nicola Said, has done her fair share of travelling to perform in international concerts and operas, but this summer she’s gracing local stages with her alluring stage presence and lyrical timbre.

As she herself said in a recent interview, it’s always great to spread your wings as an artist and enjoy the international spotlight, but she’s also very proud of Malta and all it has to offer. In fact, one of her favourite operatic idols is none other than Maltese tenor, Joseph Calleja, with whom she’s had the privilege of performing a number of times.

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Nicola Said after her performance alongside Joseph Calleja at his annual summer concert

In less than two weeks, Nicola will be sharing the stage with another exceptional Maltese tenor, Cliff Zammit Stevens, at his eighth annual concert. As the only guest performer, she’ll be singing a number of duets with the tenor, backed by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of British conductor, Mro Philip Walsh.

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Cliff Zammit Stevens at his seventh annual concert

If Bizet, Verdi, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky sound like music to your ears, we suggest you get hold of your tickets to the concert and spend the evening of the 4th of September in the company of Malta’s finest home-grown talent.

Spotlight on Nicola Said

Age when she first left Malta to study: 18

Education: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Ian Tomlin School of Music.

Professional debut role: Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos

Dream role: Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor

Female operatic idol: Anna Netrebko

Malta Airport Foundation ambassador since: 2015

Her role in a nutshell: “Using my frequent travels to promote the Malta Airport Foundation projects aimed at enhancing what the Maltese Islands have to offer in terms of culture, heritage, and the environment.”

Upcoming performances: http://www.nicolasaid.com

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