Born in Italy, from a very young age Nico showed a strong interest in the arts.
He studied ballet for five years and gave his very first concert when he was still in the kindergarten.
Nico is also an experienced business leader and he currently holds the role of General Manager FOOD at Nestlé in Austria where he is also part of the Management Committee, and can speak fluently 6 languages
(english, french, spanish, italian, german and chinese mandarin).
Recent roles include:
- Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Brent Opera (London 2016)
- Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème with Mediterranean Opera Festival (Italy 2017) and Instant Opera (London 2019)
- Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Estates Theatre in Prague with Prague Summer Nights (2018)
- Angelotti with Mediterranean Opera Festival (Italy 2017) and with Nadine Benjamin´s Everybody Can Opera (London 2019)
- Leporello in Mozart´s Don Giovanni in Teatro Comunale in Vicenza (July 2019), at the Rudolstadt Teather (February 2020) and also at the Vienna Opera festival (Aug 2020)
- Uberto in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona at the Opera Viva Festival in Netherlands in 2020 and 2021
- Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte for Vienna Oper festival in August 2021
- Dulcamara in Donizetti's Elisir d'amore for Opera Viva festival in Holland in June 2022
Sarastro in Mozart's Magic Flute at the teatro comunale in Vicenza, Italy in July 2022
- Simone in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the teatro comunale in Vicenza, Italy in July 2022
Next roles include Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute that will sign Nico's US debut and that he will perform in New York at the National Opera Centre in June-July 2023.
In June- July 2023 Nico will also perform in a recital at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Nico has worked and has had masterclasses with some of the greatest musicians from around the world including Kamal Khan, Felice Venanzoni, John Nardolillo, Jonathan Santagada, Davide Perniceni, Leonardo Catalanotto, Nadine Benjamin, Carlos Conde, Anthea Parashchack, Richard Black, Michael Avery, Jack LiVigni, John Tomlinson, Nelly Miricioiu, James Newby, Benjamin Zander, Chris Crans, Stefano Vignati, Damon Nestor Ploumis and Oliver Weder, Pantelis Polychrodinis, Victoria Loukianetz.
"In the title role of Figaro was Nico Laruina, whose opening duettinos “Cinque, dieci, venti,” and “Se a caso madama la notte” were both charming and playful, and established early on his chemistry with Juyeon Yoo"
- Opera Wire
"Italian bass-baritone Nico Laruina set the bar high with
a well-defined and vocally strong Angelotti"