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Brendan Collins

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

Irish

Country:

Ireland

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, French, Irish

Opera

Ormonte
Partenope (Handel)
Iford Opera
2018
Antinous
Il Ritorno d'Ulysee in Patria (Monteverdi)
Opera Collective Ireland
2018
Crespel
Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach)
Irish National Opera
2018
Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi (Giacomo Puccini)
Opera in the Open
2017
Marcello​
La Boheme (Giacomo Puccini)
Northern Ireland Opera
2017
The Husband
The Last Hotel (Donnacha Dennehy)
Theatre de Luxembourg
2017
Marchese d'Obigny
La Traviata (Verdi)
Cork Opera House
2017
Art
Eithne (Robert O'Dwyer)
Opera Theatre Company
2017
Fiorello
Il Barbiere si Siviglia (Rossini)
Wide Open Opera
2016
Masetto
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opera Theatre Company
2016
Marullo
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Longborough Festival Opera
2015
Pallante
Agrippina (Handel)
Irish Youth Opera
2015
First Nazarene
Salome (Strauss, R)
Northern Ireland Opera
2015
Wagner
Faust (Gounod)
Cork Operatic Society
2015
Donald
Billy Budd (Benjamin Britten)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
2014
Arthur Jones
Billy Budd (Benjamin Britten)
Glyndebourne, BBC Proms, Brooklyn Academy of Music
2014
Leporello​
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Scottish Opera
2013
Pietro di Wisants
L'assedio di Calais (Donizetti)
English Touring Opera
2013
Paolo Albiani
Simon Boccanegra (Verdi)
English Touring Opera
2013
Tonio
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Cork Operatic Society
2012
Giorgio Germont
La Traviata (Verdi)
Glasthule Opera
2011
Sacristan
Tosca (Puccini)
Northern Ireland Opera
2011
Escamillo
Carmen (Bizet)
Glasthule Opera
2010
Demetrius
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
English Touring Opera
2010
Count Gil
Il Segreto di Susanno (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari)
Bijou Opera
2009
Count Gil
Il Segreto di Susanno (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari)
Bijou Opera
2009
Count Gil
Susanna's Secret (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari)
Bijou Opera
2009
Elviro
Xerses (Handel)
Opera Theatre Company
2009
Yamadori
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Opera Ireland
2008
Count Almaviva
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Taidhbhearc Opera
2007
Notary
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
English Touring Opera

Operetta/G&S

Pish-Tush
The Mikado (Sullivan)
National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
2016
Pirate King
The Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan)
National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
2016
Lieutenant
Yeoman of the Guard (Sullivan)
National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
2016
Jupiter
Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach)
Scottish Opera
2011

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Bach Matthew Passion, Matthew Hall/ RTE Symphony Orchestra

Fiorello, The Barber of Seville/ Wide Open Opera

Gianni Schicchi, Gianni Schichhi/ Opera in the Open

Marullo, Rigoletto/ Opera Theatre Company

Masetto - Don Giovanni/ Opera Theatre Company

Opera Studio
Theatre de la Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels
2007–2008
PG Dip Music Performance
DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
2005–2006
B.Mus
Cork School Of Music
1999–2003

Irish Baritone Brendan Collins trained at the Cork School of Music and his training continued at the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama. He holds a diploma in Performance from the London College of Music and a Gold Medal in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He has also been the winner of many awards in Ireland and Northern Ireland where he was awarded the Pro Musica Singer of the Year Award from the Cork School of Music.

Brendan Collins continued his studies in Brussels when he was awarded a scholarship to study at the opera studio of Theatre de la Monnaie under Susanna Eken and the renowned bass-baritone José van Dam. He has take part in Master Classes with Dennis O’Neill, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Anne Murray, Mikael Eliason, Ingrid Surgenor, John Elwes and Ugo Benelli. He currently studies with Robert Dean.

His radio appearances have included broadcasts on RTE Lyric FM where he sang The Notary Gianni Schicci, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Marullo Rigoletto and Dr Grenvil La Traviata. With BBC Radio 3 he performed Haydn’s Creation with the Ulster Orchestra and on RTE Radio 1 he has performed a programme of operatic arias. He sang on the original cast recording of renowned Irish composer John Gibsons' Judith and Holofernes, playing the title role of Holofernes, and the world première recording of Michael Balfe's Falstaff in which he played Giuseppe.

Brendan Collins’s repertoire includes over fifty roles, including the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, Marcello and Schaunard La Bohème, Escamillo and Dancaire Carmen, Germont La Traviata, Tonio Pagliacci, Paolo Albiani Simon Boccanegra, Masetto and Leporello Don Giovanni, Jupiter Orpheus in the Underworld, Marullo Rigoletto, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Demetrius A Midsummer Night's Dream, Elviro Xerses, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Sacristan Tosca, Captain Petrovich Eugene Onegin, Conte Gil Il segreto di Susanna, and Pietro di Wisants L’assedio di Calais. He has performed with Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Company (OTC), Wide Open Opera, English Touring Opera, Scottish Opera, Lyric Opera Dublin, Longborough Festival Opera and Northern Ireland Opera.

He made his American début at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. with OTC performing the American première of Irish composer Steven Deazley’s opera Bug Off!

Brendan Collins has a busy concert diary. His repertoire includes Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Vespers, Mozart Coronation Mass, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Mozart Spatzenmesse, Haydn Creation Mass, Haydn Nelson Mass, Fauré Requiem, Schubert Mass in G, Puccini Messa di Gloria, Orff Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn Elijah and Beethoven Ninth Symphony.

Recent engagements include Glyndebourne Festival Opera where he performed the role of Arthur Jones and covered the role of Donald in Billy Budd at both the Festival and in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall before touring to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. He also recently performed Messiah with Irish Baroque Orchestra at Lausanne Festival Switzerland and on tour in Ireland.

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