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Matthew Durkan

As a Harewood Artist at the English National Opera (2015-2020), Matthew gave over 100 performances for the company, including Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Schaunard and Marcello La Bohème, Marullo Rigoletto, Ormonte Partenope, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, Counsel Trial by Jury, Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, Hel Helson Paul Bunyan and Malcolm Fleet Marnie.

In the 2022/23 season, Matthew’s highlights include a return to the Royal Opera House to sing Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo; Escamillo Carmen for Waterperry Festival Opera and Dancairo for the English National Opera.

Elsewhere he has sung Belcore L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour; Demetrius for the Opéra National de Montpellier; Masetto Don Giovanni with Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, the Opéra Royal de Versailles and Longborough Festival Opera; Brabantischer Edler Lohengrin for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the title role in Don Giovanni with Diva Opera and Escamillo, Melisso Alcina and Elviro Serse for Longborough Festival Opera.

Matthew was winner of the 2014 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and a finalist in the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Competition.