Baritone

Matthew Durkan

Harewood Artist at the English National Opera

Credit: 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.

Highlights in his 2016/17 season includes the role of Captain in Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells and Marullo Rigoletto and Ormonte Partenope for the English National Opera.

His roles at ENO have also included Fiorello The Barber of Seville and Yamadori Madam Butterfly, and other recent appearances have included Masetto in a new production of Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, and in Versailles, and Melisso Alcina and Elviro Serse for Longborough Festival Opera.

Matthew previously studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice and at the Birmingham Conservatoire and, in 2013/14, was a member of the English National Opera’s Opera Works programme. He continues his studies with Dennis O’Neill CBE.


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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