Don Pasquale, ETO, 2010

Nicholas Sharratt is equally secure circling round the top Cs of Ernesto’s part. But he also makes something impressively three-dimensional of this indolent sponger.”

Richard Morrison, The Times

“He was very fine in the Norina – Ernesto duet, “Tornami a dir che m’ami” (“Come, say the words I long for”), when he scaled his voice down to a tender dolce. Dramatically, he presented an endearing character, especially at the start of Act II where the director has him contemplating suicide; much fun is had with Ernesto trying out stools of different heights to reach the noose which magically drops from the flies, which Sharratt manages with a deadpan expression, heightening the comedic value.”

Opera Brittania

“As Pasquale’s nephew Ernesto, Nicholas Sharratt’s plangency brings some bel canto elegance to the treacherous tessitura.”

David Gutman, The Stage

“Norina’s lover, Pasquale’s nephew Ernesto, is sensitively sung by Nicholas Sharratt.

Ben Timothy, Classical Source

“Don Pasquale is such a delightful piece of nonsense which, despite being over 150 years old, still holds its charm as well as containing some beautifully crafted music.  With the performance in English it was also good to hear such clear diction, particularly from Nicholas Sharratt‘s Ernesto. I am going to single out one or two elements but I do not want this in any way to detract from the performances of anyone, as all were good, including the chorus.

Particular mention must be made of Sharratt, whose rendering of the serenade ‘Com’ e gentil’ was a delight, and together with Mary O’Sullivan sang the love duet ‘ Tornami a dir’ with such warmth and beauty. Keel Watson not only showed skill with the baton but also gave a brilliant portrayal of Pasquale, I particularly enjoyed his cavatina ‘Ah, un foco insolito’ in Act 1. Dominic Wheeler deserves mention for his light touch with the baton, even in the overture, and his sensitivity towards the music which was well picked up by some beautiful orchestral playing.”

John Bird, RemoteGoat

“…the lover of Pasquale’s nephew Ernesto (the excellent lyric tenor Nicholas Sharratt…”

Christopher Gray, The Oxford Times

Nicholas Sharratt sang the disenfranchised Ernesto in true Italian florid tenor style and the right amount of pathos.”  

Perthshire Advisor

“English Touring Opera prides itself on making opera accessible and it doesn’t come more accessible than this. Lots of fun, gentle tunes, excellent acting and plenty of fine singing. The tender tenor of Nicholas Sharratt, who plays the nephew, is particularly striking. ****

 Patsy Fuller, Coventry Telegraph