Nick Kirkup has been an active performer in and around Queensland since 2005. During this time he appeared in many roles for the USQ Opera Studio and the Brisbane Conservatorium Opera Studio.
In 2010 Nick was the recipient of the prestigious Joyce Campbell Lloyd scholarship and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
On the Concert Stage Nick has been the tenor soloist on numerous occasions for all of South East Queensland’s major choral societies. He was the tenor soloist on the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 State tour of Handel’s Messiah. In 2019 he was the tenor Soloist for the Canticum and Brisbane Chorale performance of Israel in Egypt. In 2020 he performed as the Evangelist in Canticum’s performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
Nick joined the Opera Queensland chorus in 2016 and has appeared in numerous productions for the company as well as working as a facilitator for Opera Queensland’s Vocal Workshops. In 2018 he covered the role of Reverend Horace Adams in Peter Grimes for the Brisbane Festival. In 2019 he covered the role of Spoletta in Tosca and has been featured in many other performances by the company.