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Colin Judson



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. In the 2019/20 Season he sings Youth, Hotel Porter and Guest in Death in Venice.

Judson studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He began his career with English Touring Opera (in roles including Werther) and with Glyndebourne on Tour. He has sung Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen), for the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Opéra national du Rhin, in Helsinki and for Longborough Festival. Other engagements include Gamekeeper (Rusalka), Schoolmaster/Mosquito (The Cunning Little Vixen), Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Squeak (Billy Budd), Bardolph (Falstaff), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro) and Vogelgesang for Glyndebourne Festival, Don Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro) and High Priest of Amon (Akhnaten) for English National Opera, Sellem (The Rake’s Progress) for Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Scottish Opera and Turin’s Teatro Regio, Doctor Caius (Falstaff) for Garsington, Khrushchev (David Little’s JFK) for Opéra de Montréal, Bob Boles (Peter Grimes) for Bergen National Opera in concert, Truffaldino (L’Amour des trois oranges) in Cologne and Limoges, Laca (Jenufa) for Pacific Opera Victoria and Kuzka (Khovanshchina) with BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms.

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.