Colin Judson

A frequent guest soloist at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival, English National Opera, Colin Judson has established himself as the most sought after character tenor of his generation.
His coming engagements include his debut with Opera de Paris as Funeral Director in A Quiet Place, appearances at the Glyndebourne Festival as Basilio and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, English National Opera as Spoletta in Tosca. Recent appearances include Youth, Hotel Porter and Guest in Death in Venice, Pang in Turandot, Snout in  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kunz Vogelgesang in  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Monostatos in  Die Zauberflöte, Night Porter in Death in Venice at the Royal Opera House, Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger, and the Schoolmaster in Cunning Little Vixen with the Glyndebourne Festival.

His acclaimed portrayal of the role of Sellem in The Rake’s Progress has taken him from Caen, Reims, Limoges, Luxembourg Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Scottish Opera to Turin’s Teatro Regio. He took on the role of Kuzka in Khovanshchina with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte and Goro in Madama Butterfly both with Opéra de Toulon.
Judson had collaborated with renowned conductors including Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Jurowsky, Robin Ticciati.
Further operatic appearances include Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro Real Madrid, Der Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Opera de Lyon, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Festival, Finnish National Opera. Colin has regularly appeared for Oper Köln.
Judson works extensively in contemporary opera, credits including creating the role of Andrew in Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper and performing in Richard Thomas’s ‘Kombat Opera’ series for the BBC.
Colin studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music. Immediately after his studies, He began his career with the British Youth Opera, English Touring Opera and Glyndebourne Festival.