Colin JUDSON Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

“…By far the most accomplished of this cast is Colin Judson, who had already sung Mime in David Mc Vicar’s Siegfried in Strasbourg -- and it showed. This was the most completely thought-through, incisively sung and word perfect individual performance on stage, fit for any theatre in the world”
Sunday Times by Hugh Canning

“...Just as impressive was Colin Judson's Mime, absolutely top-world-class.”
Opera Magazine by Rodney Milnes

These are only some of the enthusiastic reviews on COLIN JUDSON different appearances as MIME, one of his favourite roles. His gifted technique and acting skills made of the British Tenor one of the most sought-after artists in his repertoire, performing in some of the best Opera Houses worldwide.

After his successful Royal Opera House Covent Garden Debut as PANG (Turandot) in 2005, he has returned to the London Coliseum as SNOUT (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), KUNZ VOGELGESANG (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) or MONOSTATOS (Zauberflöte).

Internationally he has been also acclaimed as SNOUT at Teatro Real Madrid and REMENDADO at the Tenerife Opera, JAQUINO for the Opera National de Bordeaux, MONOSTATOS for the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, SELLEM (The Rake’s Progress) at the Opera di Torino, BOB BOLES (Peter Grimes) for Opéra de Lyon, TRUFFALDINO (L’amour des trois oranges) at the Opéra de Limoges or his famous MIME, a role he has sung at Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, in the new production of Der Ring for the Opera National du Rhin, Helsinki Opera or the Longborough Festival.

Colin Judson studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and started his career with the English Touring Opera (WERTHER) and Glyndebourne covering the triple tenor parts of DER PRINZ, KAMMERDIENER, DER MARQUIS in Graham Vick's production of Lulu. Since then COLIN JUDSON has become a regular guest performer of the Glyndebourne Festival, singing CORYPHEE in Le Comte D'Ory, REMENDADO (Carmen, conducted by Philippe Jordan), ANDREW in Birtwistle's The Last Supper, SQUEAK (Billy Budd), BARDOLPH and DR. CAIUS (Falstaff), DON CURZIO (Le nozze di Figaro), INNKEEPER (The Cunning Little Vixen), PEDRILLO (Entführung) or VOGELGESANG (Meistersinger).

In Germany, at the Cologne Opera, Colin has appeared as HIRT/JUNGE SEEMANN (Tristan und Isolde), MONOSTATOS, SPOLETTA (Tosca), VENDITORE (Il Tabarro), GORO (Madama Butterfly) and GASTON (La Traviata). In 2001 he sang PEDRILLO (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and an acclaimed TRUFFALDINO in The Love of Three Oranges.

In 2002 he made his début with Scottish Opera as ALFRED in Die Fledermaus, returning for BORSA (Rigoletto), SELLEM, JAQUINO, REMENDADO or L’INCREDIBILE (Andrea Chenier).

At the English National Opera he was MONOSTATOS in their acclaimed production of The Magic Flute and invited several times back to sing Salome (THIRD JEW), LORD LECHERY and CELESTIAL MESSENGER (The Pilgrim’s Progress), among many others.

engagements take him to sing DR CAIUS at Garsington, HOTEL MANAGER (Death in Venice) at the ROH Covent Garden, or SNOUT at the Opéra de Montpellier, among others.

Colin Judson is also a much sought-after concert singer. He sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Britten’s War Requiem at the Megaron in Athens and he participated in a Pavarotti memorial concert in Edingburgh and Glasgow.

From 2016 until 2019 Colin Judon was KUNZ VOGELSANG (Die Meistersingen von Nürnberg), the TEACHER (Cunning Little Vixen) and SNOUT at the Glyndebourne Festival. He portrayed SELLEM in The Rake’s Progress in Caen, Lomoges, Rouen and Luxembourg, BOB BOLES at the Bergen National Opera, GORO and MONOSTATOS at the Opéra de Toulon, KUZKA in Chowanschtschina with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the London Royal Albert Hall. He also sang BASILIO in Die Hochzeit des Figaro and the HIGH PRIEST in Akhnaten at the English National Opera and DR. CAJUS in Falstaff in Garsington.

In 2019 he debutes with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonic.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Opéra de Montpellier – A Midsummernight’s Dream – SNOUT
With Colin Judson as Rüssel und Nicholas Merryweather as Starveling the ensemble is complete. They are a harmonious group, who vocally proficient play the „tragical farce“ and bringt the audience to laugh.
Olyrix
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Glyndebourne - The Cunning Little Vixen - SCHOOLMASTER/MOSQUITO
…Colin Judson’s clarion tenor shines as both the Schoolmaster and, briefly, a bloodlust-crazed Mosquito, eyeing up Hrůša for juiciness…
The Guardian
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Longborough Opera Festival - Siegfried - MIME
By far the most accomplished of this cast is Colin Judson, who had already sung Mime in David Mc Vicar’s Siegfried in Strasbourg -- and it showed. This was the most completely thought-through, incisively sung and word perfect individual performance on stage, fit for any theatre in the world…
Sunday Tomes, Hugh Canning
Just as impressive was Colin Judson's Mime, absolutely top-world-class..
Opera Magazine - Rodney Milnes
Opéra National du Rhin - Ring - MIME
With a striking character tenor voice Colin Judson portrays the Mime with the rough edges, one loves the best about this anti hero ...
Badische Zeitung
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ON STAGE
Longborough Opera Festival - Siegfried - MIME