Colin Lee

Introduction

Colin Lee has rapidly established himself as one of Britain’s leading bel canto tenors.  His operatic appearances include Almaviva and Tonio La Fille du Régiment with the Royal Opera, his début at the Opéra de Paris as Léopold La Juive, (returning for Almaviva and for Rodrigo in 'La Donna del Lago'), Don Ramiro La Cenerentola for Welsh National Opera, Elvino La Sonnambula for Flanders Opera, both Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor  and Almaviva with the Metropolitan Opera, Almaviva at the Vienna State Opera, Narciso (Il Turco in Italia) for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Argirio (Tancredi) at the Theater an der Wien and Rameau's Platée for the Netherlands Opera. Most recently he has sung Tonio for both the Royal Opera and Hamburg Opera, Alfredo La Traviata for Cape Town Opera, James V La donna del lago in Moscow and  Rodrigo La donna del lago for the Royal Opera.

His engagements include  Elvino La Sonnambula for the Bolshoi, Orphee at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Le Comte Ory at La Scala.

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BELLINI
La Sonnambula: Elvino
Il Puritani: Arturo*
Adelson e Salvini: Salvini*

BIZET
Les pecheurs de perles: Nadir

DONIZETTI
Don Pasquale: Ernesto
Il diluvio universale: Cadmo
La fille du Regiment: Tonio
L'elisir d'amore: Nemorino
Lucia di Lammermoor: Edgardo / Arturo
Caterina Cornaro: Gerardo
Anna Bolena: Percy*
Les Martyres: Polyeucte*

HALEVY
La Juive: Leopold

HEROLD
Zampa: Alphonse

MERCADANTE
Emma d'Antiochia: Aladino
Maria Stuart: Ormondo
Zaira: Corasmino

MEYERBEER
Margherita D'Anjou: Bellapunta

RICCI
La prigione di Edimburgo: Patrizio

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Almaviva
Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra: Guglielmo
L'equivoco stravagante: Ermanno
L'italiana in Algeri: Lindoro
Le Comte Ory:Comte Ory
La Cenetrentola:Ramiro
La donna del Lago: Giacomo V/ Rodrigo
Tancredi: Argirio
Ermione: Oreste
Il Turco in Italia: Narciso

STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier: Italian Tenor

VERDI
La Traviata: Alfredo

*In preparation

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Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Le Comte Ory




Le Comte Ory: Colin Lee 

Le Gouverneur: Roberto Tagliavini

Isolier: Chiara Amarù

Raimbaud: Nicola Alaimo 

La Comtesse de Formoutier: Pretty Yende

Ragonde: Marina De Liso

Alice: Rosanna Savoia

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Le Comte Ory




Le Comte Ory: Colin Lee 

Le Gouverneur: Roberto Tagliavini

Isolier: Chiara Amarù

Raimbaud: Nicola Alaimo 

La Comtesse de Formoutier: Pretty Yende

Ragonde: Marina De Liso

Alice: Rosanna Savoia

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Interviews/articles

Colin Lee talks to Rupert Christiansen about his role in 'La Fille du Regiment' ahead of its opening at the Royal Opera House on 19th April. Click here to read the article
Rupert Christiansen / The Telegraph / 12 March 2012

Colin Lee talks about the role of Tonio in 'La Fille du Regiment'
Royal Opera House 'About the House' magazine / October 2011
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Colin Lee totally loves his day job - interview for ClassicSA.co.za (12 September 2011):
http://www.classicsa.co.za/site/features/view/dashing_tenor_colin_lee_loves_his_day_job/

Tenor Colin Lee on The Royal Opera's Il turco in Italia for MusicalCriticism.com (1 April 2010): http://www.musicalcriticism.com/interviews/lee-0310.shtml

Getting the Sums Right: Colin Lee and La Fille du régiment [The Royal Opera’s La Fille du régiment, 17 May-3 June 2010]:
http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_features.php?id=8165

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Lucia di Lammermoor: 18 & 20 April 2013

Artscape Opera House, Cape Town

Yende, Lee shine in stellar ‘Lucia’

"stellar Lee as Edgardo. Here is another young artist who has matured in a gratifying fashion and whose light Rossinian tenor had fleshed out just sufficiently to give it the fuller timbre required for a role (and accompaniment) of weightier mien. Throw in stratospheric top notes and you have another singer who engrosses."

Deon Irish, Cape Times, 22 April 2013