About us Our team Our staff Nicholas Simpson Nicholas joined the National Opera Studio in May 2019, having previously been Company Manager at The Grange Festival. Prior to that, Nicholas was the General Manager of Opera Lyrica. Nicholas is also a trustee of Opera Prelude. Nicholas is currently finishing his MBA at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford), sponsored by the Linbury Trust. As an undergraduate, he studied Music at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and was a choral scholar. Outside of work, he sings bass with Vivamus choir and enjoys sailing.