Matthew Durkan

Matthew Durkan
Baritone

A Harewood Artist at the English National Opera, Matthew’s roles for the company have so far included Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Schaunard La bohème, Fiorello The Barber of Seville, Marullo Rigoletto, Yamadori Madam Butterfly, Hel Helson Paul Bunyan, Ormonte Partenope, Polyphemus Acis and Galatea and Malcolm Fleet in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie.

Highlights in his 2019/20 season include Belcore L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour, Le Dancaïre Carmen for the English National Opera and Flemish Deputy Don Carlo in his debut for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Elsewhere he has sung Masetto Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, in Versailles and for Longborough Festival Opera; Demetrius for L’Opéra Comédie de Montpellier; the role of Captain in Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells and Melisso Alcina and Elviro Serse for Longborough Festival Opera.