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Michael Colvin

Season 21/22 Artist
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Irish-Canadian tenor Michael Colvin is mainly singing on Canadian, US and European international stages. He performed title roles such as Peter Grimes and Goro (Madama Butterfly) at the English National Opera, Rodolphe (William Tell) for his debuts at the Royal Opera House in London, Jaquino (Fidelio) with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie in Paris and Brussels, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie à Paris et Bruxelles, Herod (Salome) in Belfast, Dr Caius (Falstaff), Basilio (Le Nozze Di Figaro), Monostatos (The Magic Flute) and Thomas Scott (Louis Riel by Harry Somers) at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, the Pilote (Der Fliegende Holländer) at the Pacific Opera Victoria, Narraboth (Salome) at the Manitoba Opera, the Chaplain of the monastry (Dialogues of the Carmelites) at the Dutch National Opera, Cornwall (Lear) at the Salzburg Festival and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Dr Cajus at the Flemish Opera, Bardolfo (Falstaff) at the Royal Opera House in London, Herod (Salome) and Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the English National Opera, Laios (Œdipe) at the Salzburg Festival in 2019. He is also a fine Britten interpreter and performed the roles of Bob Boles Peter Grimes (at the English National Opera, Opera de Oviedo, Vlaamse Opera, Bucharest Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and with Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Red Whiskers (Billy Budd), Male Chorus( Rape of Lucretia) Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring). In previous Seasons he interpreted roles such as Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Rodrigo (La Donna del lago), Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Belmonte (Il Seraglio). He played Don Ottavio’s role in the movie Don Giovanni Unmasked along with Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Michael Colvin is also a concert artist (Missa Solemnis by Beethoven, Das Lied von der Erde by Mahler, Haendel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, The Christmas Oratorio by Bach, The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar, Britten’s Serenade, Verdi’s Requiem, Liebeslieder Walzer by Brahms, La Belle Meunière by Schubert…).

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