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 and since then he has never stopped singing. He is now a busy Manager at Nestlé in Germany but Nico is still taking advantage of all kinds of opportunities to perform anywhere in Europe.
Recent roles include Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Brent Opera (London 2016), Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème and Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca with Mediterranean Opera Festival (Italy 2017), Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Estates Theatre in Prague (2018), again Angelotti with Everybody Can Opera (London 2019), Leporello in Mozart´s Don Giovanni in Teatro Comunale in Vicenza (2019) and Colline in Puccini's Boheme for Instant Opera in London (October 2019) .
In February 2020 Nico will make his operatic debut in Germany singing the role of Leporello at the Theater Rudolstadt in Weimar (Germany) and in March he will debut as Uberto in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona as part of the Viva Opera Festival singing for the first time in Holland.
Since September 2019 Nico has also been a Düsseldorf Lyric Opera artist, for which he performs monthly concerts and opera roles.
Nico has worked and has had masterclasses with some of the greatest musicians from around the world including Kamal Khan, Felice Venanzoni, John Nardolillo, Christian Halseband, John Norris, Jonathan Santagada, Davide Perniceni, Leonardo Catalanotto, Richard Black, Nadine Benjamin, Carlos Conde, John Tomlinson, Nelly Miricioiu, James Newby, Benjamin Zander, Chris Crans and Stefano Vignati.
"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"