Colin Campbell


Colin Campbell is an established concert soloist who has appeared throughout the UK, in Europe, the USA and the Far East, in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Tavener. International concert performances include the arias in Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions; Christus in the St Matthew Passion in Finland and Beijing (Chinese Premiere); Bach’s B Minor Mass in Japan and Korea; Beethoven’s Leonore in New York, Salzburg and Amsterdam; Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem in Shanghai; Marcel Dupré’s cantata De Profundis in Munich; Handel’s Atalanta at the Halle Festival, Messiah in China, Israel and Poland, Judas Maccabaeus in Vilnius, Lithuania and Oslo; Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Trondheim Festival;
Mozart’s Requiem in Santiago de Compostela; and Telemann’s Die Grossmut 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 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 Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, which he also sang with London Concert Choir in Augsburg and London. At Westminster Cathedral he has appeared with the Bach Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra in Fauré’s Requiem and has performed Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Colin also performed Stravinsky’s Renard with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Oliver Knussen. He 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.

Colin’s operatic repertoire is extensive and he has performed with Kent Opera, English Touring Opera, Welsh National Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Bermuda Festival and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Roles include Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Germont Père, Marcello, Renato, Sharpless and Tarquinius.

Colin created the role of Herod in Nigel Short’s opera The Dream of Herod, subsequently performing the work in Switzerland, Bermuda and the UK to critical acclaim.