Colin Campbell - Christus

Colin Campbell - Christus

Colin Campbell has performed the roles of Don Giovanni (Opera a la Carte), Enrico (Opera 80, New Sussex Opera), Escamillo (Opera a la Carte, Opera East), Figaro (Opera East), Germont Pere (Bel Canto Opera, Opera a la Carte, Pavilion Opera, Opera Interludes), Marcello (Opera a la Carte, Opera East), Mercurio & Nicandro (Midsummer Opera), Noye (Finchley Children’s Music Group), Renato (Surrey Opera), Second Prisoner (Kent Opera), Second Soldier (Stockholm Folk Opera), Sharpless (Opera East, Opera Interludes), Silvio (Surrey Opera), Speaker (Opera a la Carte) and Tarquinius (Opera East). Colin created the rôle of Herod in Nigel Short’s opera The Dream of Herod and subsequently performed the work in Switzerland, Bermuda and the UK to critical acclaim.

Colin is an established concert artist. International concert performances include the arias in Bach's St John and St Matthew Passions with Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert; Christus in Bach's St Matthew Passion in Tampere, Finland and in Beijing, China (Chinese Premiere); Bach's B Minor Mass in Japan and Korea with Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Beethoven's Leonore at the Lincoln Center New York, the Salzburg Festival and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, also with Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem in Shanghai; Marcel Dupré’s cantata De Profundis in Munich with the Bayerische Rundfunk and Marcello Viotti; Handel's Atalanta at the Halle Festival; Handel’s Messiah in China, Israel and Poland; Handel's Judas Maccabaeus in Vilnius, Lithuania with Nicholas McGegan and in Oslo with Laurence Cummings; Mendlessohn's Elijah at the Trondheim Festival, Norway; Mozart's Requiem in Santiago de Compostela; Telemann’s Die Grossmut with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Magdeburg, Germany. In the UK he has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Choir of King’s College Cambridge in the Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. At the Queen Elizabeth Hall Colin has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and the City of London Sinfonia in the Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem. At Westminster Cathedral he has appeared with the Bach Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra in Fauré’s Requiem, and has performed the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Colin has appeared as an oratorio soloist in most British cathedrals, including the Three Choirs Festival in Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

His discography includes recordings on the Hyperion, Decca, Guild, Naxos, Philips and Deutsche Grammophon labels.