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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.

Currently for ENO: Dancairo Carmen

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, Counsel for the Plaintiff Trial by Jury, Opera For All Gala.

Career Highlights

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.

Forthcoming: Flemish Deputy Don Carlo (ROH debut).

Last updated: 21st February 2020