Born in Italy, Nico currently lives in Vienna, Austria.
In 2023 he had his US debut singing in a recital at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York and performed also the role of Papageno at Opera America.
Recent roles include:
- Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute at Opera America (New York 2023)
- Dulcamara in Donizetti's Elisir d'amore for Opera Viva festival (Holland 2022)
Sarastro in Mozart's Magic Flute at the teatro comunale in Vicenza, (Italy 2022)
- Simone in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the teatro comunale in Vicenza, (Italy 2022)
- Uberto in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona at the Opera Viva Festival in (Netherlands 2020 and 2021)
- Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte for Vienna Oper festival ( Vienna 2021)
- Leporello in Mozart´s Don Giovanni in Teatro Comunale in Vicenza ( 2019), at the Rudolstadt Teather (2020) and also at the Vienna Opera festival ( 2020)
- Angelotti with Mediterranean Opera Festival (Italy 2017) and with Nadine Benjamin´s Everybody Can Opera (London 2019)
- Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Estates Theatre in Prague with Prague Summer Nights (Prague 2018)
- Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème with Mediterranean Opera Festival (Italy 2017) and Instant Opera (London 2019)
- Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Brent Opera (London 2016)
Next roles include Figaro in London in February 2024, Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute and Simone in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in Berlin in July-August 2024.
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"