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Profile: Nicholas Sharratt, Singer in Orpheus in the Underworld

Tell us 3 things people might be surprised to learn about you?

- I have recently become a father to a smashing little chap called Barnaby
- I once considered a career in the military and trained as an army officer at university
- I recently had to walk on stilts and fly on a highwire for an opera.


What's your favourite opera moment or character?

Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff. A fantastic opera from start to finish. It's funny, moving, dramatic with a brilliant ending. And the music is ace!


What do you do when you're not singing/performing?

- in between looking after my little boy (4 weeks old at the time of writing), I'm working my way through The Wire and The Sopranos, I've been known to hack a ball or two round the golf course, and I'm extremely partial to a curry and a pint!


What are you listening to at the moment?

Go by Jonsi. An icelandic musician. He's very talented, I recommend.


If you weren't a performer, what would be your ideal profession?

- an inventor. Well, why not? It would be interesting, challenging and fun.


Tell us your favourite place to be in the world?

With my little boy. Or on a mountain, with some skis strapped to my feet.


Is there anything else you think we should know?

- My uncle used to run the pub in Lower largo and still lives there, and is still a member of the coastguard.

- I climbed Nevis when I was 11 (I climbed Snowdon when I was 10 and scafell pike when I was 9).

- I have a degree in business.