Michael Colvin was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, and raised in Toronto, Canada, where he graduated in Immunology from the University of Toronto, and where he later received a postgraduate opera diploma. Following this, he trained with the Britten–Pears School and the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio.
Previously for ENO: Herod Salome; Lord Arturo Bucklaw Lucia di Lammermoor, Painter/Second client Lulu, Red Whiskers Billy Budd, Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Normanno Lucia di Lammermoor, Bob Boles (also BBC Proms), Goro, Prologue/Quint.
Recent notable engagements: Bardolfo Falstaff (Royal Opera House); Monostatos (Canadian Opera Company); Caius Falstaff (Opera Vlaanderen); L’Aumonier Dialogues des Carmélites (Dutch National Opera); Duke of Cornwall King Lear (Opéra de Paris; Salzburg Festival); Basilio Le nozze di Figaro (Canadian Opera Company); Bob Boles (Accademia di Santa Cecilia/Pappano, Opera de Oviedo, Opera Vlaanderen, Opéra de Monte-Carlo); Mayor Albert Herring (Pacific Opera); Carmélites, Salome, Ferrando, Idomeneo/Arbace (Canadian Opera); Belmonte (Minnesota); Rodrigo La donna del lago (Garsington); Don Ottavio (Chicago Opera Theater), Thomas Scott in Canadian composer Harry Somers’s Louis Riel (Canadian Opera Company/National Arts Centre Canada).
Concert highlights include: Das Lied von der Erde (Louisville Orchestra); Messiah (National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and Seattle Symphony); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Hong Kong/Northern Sinfonia); Elijah (Ulster Orchestra, Elora Festival); The Creation (Symphony Nova Scotia), and regular appearances with North American symphony orchestras in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Seattle.
Forthcoming: Duke of Cornwall Lear (Opera di Firenze).
Last updated: 21st August 2019