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Matthew Durkan


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: Schaunard La bohème, Hel Helson Paul BunyanPolyphemus Acis and Galatea, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s DreamMalcolm Fleet Marnie, Fiorello The Barber of SevilleMarullo RigolettoOrmonte Partenope, Yamadori Madam Butterfly and the understudy of Schaunard La Boheme, Figaro The Barber of Seville, Masetto Don Giovanni and Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte

Take a look through the Partenope 2017 production gallery to see Matthew in his role.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Masetto Don Giovanni (Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie); 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.

Forthcoming: Demetrius (Opéra Comédie de Montpellier); debut with Glyndebourne on Tour; Masetto (Longborough Festival).

Last updated: 21st August 2019