Colin Campbell

Bass

Colin Campbell is an established concert soloist and 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 with Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert; Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Tampere, Finland and in Beijing (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 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 with London Concert Choir and City of London Sinfonia in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. He has appeared with the Bach Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra at Westminster Cathedral in Fauré’s Requiem and has performed 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.

Colin’s operatic repertoire is extensive: 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 Pere, Marcello, Renato, Sharpless and Tarquinius.  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. 

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