Colin Campbell has appeared as a concert soloist throughout the UK, in Europe, the U.S.A. and the Far East in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Tavener. His discography includes recordings on the Hyperion, Decca, Guild, Naxos, Philips and Deutsche Grammophon labels.
Colin’s operatic repertoire is extensive and has appeared with Kent Opera, Pavilion Opera, English Touring Opera, Welsh National Opera, Aix en Provence Festival, Bermuda Festival and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Recent concert performances include the arias in Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions with Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert, Messiah in Israel and Poland; Beethoven’s Leonore at the Lincoln Center New York, the Salzburg Festival and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw; Mozart’s Requiem in Santiago de Compostela; Handel’s Atalanta at the Halle Festival; Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Tampere, Finland and in Beijing, China (Chinese Premiere); Mendlessohn’s Elijah at the Trondheim Festival, Norway; Brahms’ Requiem at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Bach’s B Minor Mass in Japan and Korea under Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus in Vilnius, Lithuania with Nicholas McGegan and Telemann’s Die Grossmut with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Magdeburg, Germany. In London he has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra and King’s College Choir in Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols; at the QEH with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and at Westminster Cathedral with the Bach Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra in Fauré’s Requiem.
More recently he performed Marcel Dupré’s cantata De Profundis in Munich with the Bayerische Rundfunk under Marcello Viotti. Colin created the role of Herod in Nigel Short’s opera The Dream of Herod and subsequently performed the work in Switzerland, Bermuda and the UK. He performed Fauré’s Requiem and Finzi’s In Terra Pax with the RPO and Handel’s Messiah with the London Festival Orchestra.
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