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Michael Colvin

Tenor

  • Irish-Canadian tenor Michael Colvin has appeared to great critical acclaim on opera and concert stages throughout the world, working with conductors and directors of the highest calibre. Highlights this season include a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Bardolfo Falstaff, Bob Boles Peter Grimes for Opéra Monte-Carlo and Caius Falstaff for Vlaamse Opera. In future seasons, Colvin will return to the Paris Opera and English National Opera.

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  • Recent highlights include Duke of Cornwall King Lear at the Salzburg Festival and for the Paris Opera, a return to English National Opera to join the cast of Berg Lulu, Monostatos The Magic Flute and Thomas Scott in Harry Somers Louis Riel at the Canadian Opera Company, Rodolphe in a new production of Guillaume Tell at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, L'Aumonier Dialogues des Carmélites for Dutch National Opera, title role Peter Grimes at English National Opera, Jaquino Fidelio with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Dr Caius Falstaff at Canadian Opera Company, and Goro Madame Butterfly for English National Opera. A fine Britten interpreter, he has performed to great acclaim the role of Bob Boles Peter Grimes at English National Opera, Opera de Oviedo, Vlaamse Opera and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano.


    Further operatic performances have included Ferrando Così fan tutte for the Canadian Opera Company, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Chicago Opera Theater, Rodrigo La donna del lago for Garsington Opera, and Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Opera Lyra Ottawa. Other notable credits include a recording project of the works of Lysenko, a big-screen debut as Don Ottavio in the film Don Giovanni Unmasked alongside Dmitri Hvorostovsky and recordings on the Naxos, CBC and Warner labels.


    Recent concert engagements include Shepherd Oedipus Rex at the Edinburgh International Festival, a recital with Scottish Opera as part of their Sir Walter Scott and Opera series, Beethoven Missa Solemnis for the Richard Eaton Singers of Edmonton, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde for Louisville Orchestra, Messiah with National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and Seattle Symphony, Haydn Creation with New Mexico Symphony, Handel Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Schubert Mass in A Flat at Festival Vancouver, Beethoven Symphony No.9 with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Elgar Dream of Gerontius, Haydn Die Schöpfung and Verdi Requiem for the Elora Festival.

    2017-18 season / 417 words. Not to be altered without permission.

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Season highlights

Duke of Cornwall King Lear
Salzburg Festival


Monostatos The Magic Flute
Canadian Opera Company


Thomas Scott Louis Riel
Canadian Opera Company and National Arts Centre Canada

Opera repertoire

Aribert Reimann
Duke of Cornwall King Lear

Britten
Peter Quint Turn of the Screw
Title role & Bob Boles Peter Grimes
Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia
Johnny Inkslinger Paul Bunyan


Chabrier
Le Roi Ouf L’étoile


Handel
Acis Acis and Galatea
Jupiter Semele
Grimoaldo Rodelinda
Hyllus Hercules


Heggie
Father Grenville Dead Man Walking


Mozart
Monostatos Die Zauberflöte
Ottavio Don Giovanni
Tito La clemenza di Tito
Title role Idomeneo
Belfiore La finta giardiniera 


Puccini
Goro Madama Butterfly
Pong Turandot
Spoletta Tosca
Tinca Il tabarro 


Purcell
The Fairy Queen
The Tempest

Rossini
Rodolphe Guillaume Tell

Strauss
Narraboth & Herod Salome 


Stravinsky
Title role Oedipus Rex


Verdi
Cassio Otello
Dr Caius Falstaff
Gastone La traviata 


Wagner
Mime Siegfried 

Concert repertoire

Bach
Magnificat
Mass in B minor
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Christmas Oratorio 


Brahms
Liebeslieder Walzer
Neue Liebeslieder Walzer   


Beethoven
Adelaide
An die ferne Geliebte
Symphony No. 9
Mass in C 


Britten
War Requiem
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Canticles I to IV
Sechs Hölderlin Fragmente 


Charpentier
Messe de Minuit pour Noël


Dvořák
Stabat Mater


Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius


Gounod
St Cecila’s Mass


Handel
Acis and Galatea
Judas Maccabaeus
Israel in Egypt
Messiah
Messiah (arr. Mozart)
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day 


Hatzis
Everlasting Light
Kyrie


Haydn
The Creation
The Seasons
Mass in C minor
Nelson Mass


Mahler / Schönberg
Das Lied von der Erde


Mendelsson
Elijah 
Lobgesang 


Mozart
Requiem
Coronation Mass
Mass in C minor
Regina Caeli


Pärt
Passio


Quilter
Seven Elizabethan Lyrics


Respighi
Lauda per la natività del Signore 


Rossini
Stabat Mater
Petite Messe Solennelle


Schubert
Die schöne Müllerin
Mass in A flat
Mass in B flat
Mass in E flat


Schumann
Dichterliebe


Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex
Cantata
In Memoriam Dylan Thomas


Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge
Serenade to Music 


Verdi
Requiem

Michael Colvin’s rich lyrical tenor evoked the sinister cruelty of Rodolphe, Gelser’s commander.

Opera Today

It all sounds terrific… Michael Colvin’s Herod is more lyrical than many and thus nastier than most.

Guardian

I thought Michael Colvin was without doubt the best Bob Boles I have heard and seen.

Seen and Heard International

Intermusica represents Michael Colvin worldwide, excluding Canada and North America

Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Eleanor Freedman
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907
efreedman@intermusica.co.uk

Phillippa Scammell
Administrator, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9945
pscammell@intermusica.co.uk

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