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 now a busy, happy and fulfilled Manager at Nestlé in Germany where he works on the brand Purina
but he is still taking advantage of all kinds of opportunities to perform anywhere in Europe.
Nico is also a polyglot since he 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 with International Lyric Academy (2019) and at the Rudolstadt Teather with the Weimar Lyric Opera (February 2020).
Despite the COVID situation and the fact that most of 2020 original plans have been either cancelled or postponed, Nico can still be seen performing Leporello in Mozart´s Don Giovanni as part of the Vienna Opera Festival (Vienna, August 2020), Uberto in La Serva Padrona for the Viva Opera Festival (Holland, September 2020) and Colline in Puccini's Boheme for Instant Opera (London, December 2020).
In 2021 Nico is already scheduled to debut 2 new roles for the Weimar Opera Studio: Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi' fan tutte (February , 2020) and Papageno in Mozart´s Magic Flute (August 2021).
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, 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.
"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"