Matthew Durkan became an ENO Harewood Artist in the 2015/16 Season. He studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and at the Wales International Academy of Voice, National Opera Studio and is an alumni of ENO Opera Works.
Previously for ENO: Dancairo Carmen, Schaunard La bohème, Opera For All Gala, Hel Helson Paul Bunyan (Wilton’s Music Hall), Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Malcolm Fleet Marnie, Counsel for the Plaintiff Trial by Jury, Ormonte Partenope, Marullo Rigoletto, Yamadori Madam Butterfly, Fiorello The Barber of Seville.
Notable engagements elsewhere: Belcore L’elisir d’amore (Glyndebourne on Tour); Masetto Don Giovanni (Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie); Demetrius (Opéra Comédie de Montpellier); Melisso Alcina, Elviro Serse (Longborough Festival); Captain in Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus (Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells).
Awards: Winner of the 2014 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award; finalist in the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Competition and graduate of the National Opera Studio.
Forthcoming: Flemish Deputy Don Carlo (ROH debut).
Last updated: 10th February 2023