ENO 2018/19 Salome Michal Colvin

Michael Colvin


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.

Career Highlights

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