Known for his “powerful tenor voice and his scruff,” Colin Campbell originally hails from Ashland, Oregon.
Most recently, he was seen making his role and company debut as Tito in La clemenza di Tito with the Trentino Music Festival, in Mezzano, Italy. Just before, as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Raylynmor Opera and also Alfred in Die Fledermaus with MassOpera where Theatre Times said his “comedic timing was perfect.” Earlier highlights include, his company debut with Boston Modern Orchestra Project as Third Herald in the Boston premiere of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. During the summer of 2018, he was a Young Artist with Seagle Music Colony, where he made his role debut as the title role in Candide.
Other recent role credits include Osric in the world premiere of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Herschel Garfein), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Oronte (Alcina), Ito in Mame (Jerry Herman), Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Howard Boucher (Dead Man Walking), Spärlich (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro) and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance. Partial roles include Jaquino (Fidelio), Tonio (La fille du Régiment), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Chevalier Des Grieux (Manon), and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.
Mr. Campbell has performed with Odyssey Opera, Handel and Haydn Society, MassOpera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Seagle Music Colony, The Boston Conservatory, Newburyport Choral Society, OperaWorks, Southern Oregon University, Brava! Opera Theater, Rogue Opera, Britt International Festival, Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, Oregon Bach Festival, and for the House of Representatives in Oregon.
Mr. Campbell holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Music Instruction and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southern Oregon University. He also earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Performance Studies Certificate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson.
Since the 2019/2020 season, Mr. Campbell regularly sings with Handel and Haydn Society under conductor, Harry Christophers and as a Scholar Cantorum at Marsh Chapel under the direction of Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett.