Baritone

Matthew Durkan

Harewood Artist at the English National Opera

© Pablo Strong

Introduction

Winner of the 2014 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and a finalist in the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, Matthew is a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio.

A Harewood Artist at the English National Opera, his roles for the company in the 2017/18 season include Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fiorello The Barber of Seville and Malcolm Fleet in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie.

His roles at ENO have also included Ormonte Partenope, Marullo Rigoletto and Yamadori Madam Butterfly. Elsewhere, he has sung Masetto in a new production of Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, and in Versailles, the role of Captain in Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells and Melisso Alcina and Elviro Serse for Longborough Festival Opera.


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 01 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 15:00 04 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 08 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 10 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 14 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 15 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

Repertoire

OPERA REPERTOIRE

BRITTEN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius)

DONIZETTI
L’elisir d’amore (Belcore)
HANDEL
Acis & Galatea (Polyphemus)
Partenopr (Ormonte)
Serse (Elviro)

MOZART
Così fan tutte (Guglielmo)
Don Giovanni (Masetto)
Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)

PUCCINI
La bohème (Schaunard)
Gianni Schicchi (title role)
Madama Butterfly (Yamadori)

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Fiorello/Figaro)

TCHAIKOVSKY
Eugene Onegin (title role)

WEILL
Street Scene (Frank Maurrant)

CONCERT REPERTOIRE

BACH
Cantata BWV 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden
Magnificat
Mass in G minor

HANDEL
Messiah

HAYDN
Stabat Mater

MAHLER
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

MOZART
Coronation Mass
Mass in C Minor
Requiem

PUCCINI
Messa di Gloria

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Dona Nobis Pacem
Five Mystical Songs