Colin Campbell

Bass

Colin Campbell is an established concert soloist and has appeared throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East, in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Tavener. 

International concert performances include the arias in Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions with Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert; Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Tampere, Finland and in Beijing, China (Chinese Premiere); Bach’s B Minor Mass in Japan and Korea and Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem in Shanghai, both with Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Mendlessohn’s Elijah at the Trondheim Festival, Norway and Mozart’s Requiem in Santiago de Compostela.

In the UK he has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Choir of King’s College Cambridge in Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. At the Queen Elizabeth Hall Colin has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and the City of London Sinfonia in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, which he also sang with London Concert Choir in Augsburg and London. Colin recently performed Stravinsky’s Renard with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Oliver Knussen. He has appeared as an oratorio soloist in most British cathedrals, including the Three Choirs Festival in Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

Colin’s operatic repertoire is extensive and he has performed with Kent Opera, English Touring Opera, Welsh National Opera, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Bermuda Festival and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Roles include Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Germont Pere, Marcello, Renato, Sharpless and Tarquinius. Colin created the rôle of Herod in Nigel Short’s opera The Dream of Herod and subsequently performed the work in Switzerland, Bermuda and the UK to critical acclaim. 

His discography includes recordings on the Hyperion, Decca, Guild, Naxos, Philips and Deutsche Grammophon labels.