British tenor Colin Judson made his Royal Opera debut in 2005 as Pang (Turandot) and has since returned to sing Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Kunz Vogelgesang (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) for the Company.
Judson studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He began his career with English Touring Opera (in roles including Werther) and with Glyndebourne on Tour. He has won acclaim for his performances of Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen), a role he has sung for the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Opéra national du Rhin, in Helsinki and for Longborough Festival. Other engagements include Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Squeak (Billy Budd), Bardolph (Falstaff), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Innkeeper (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Vogelgesang for Glyndebourne Festival, Sellem (The Rake’s Progress) in Caen, Turin and for Scottish Opera, Lord Lechery and Celestial Messenger (The Pilgrim’s Progress) for English National Opera, Dr Caius (Falstaff) for Angers-Nantes Opéra and Glyndebourne on Tour, Truffaldino (L’Amour des trois oranges) in Limoges, Tichon (Kát’a Kabanová) for English Touring Opera, Bob Boles (Peter Grimes) for Opéra de Lyon and Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Glyndebourne on Tour.
Judson works extensively in contemporary opera, credits including creating the role of Andrew in Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper and performing in Richard Thomas’s ‘Kombat Opera’ series for the BBC.