Brendan Collins, Baritone – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

Brendan Collins

BARITONE

Praised for his “imposing voice and his stand out performance as Sir Richard  Cholmondeley.”

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Brendan Collins made his American début at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC with Ireland’s Opera Theatre Company performing the American première of Irish composer Steven Deazley’s opera Bug Off!

Read Brendan Collins’s full biography below.

Current Highlights

Crespel The Tales of Hoffmann Irish National Opera

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Ormonte Partenope Iford Arts Festival

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Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana Cork Opera House

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“…Brendan Collins’s fine baritone Sir Richard was a stand out…”
MARTIN DREYER  OPERA MAGAZINE

“In the small role of Sir Richard, the Lieutenant of the Tower, Brendan Collins had an imposing voice that I hope to hear more of in future.”
PETER CONNORS  BACHTRACK

“Cork man Brendan Collins was a plucky Masetto.”
CATHY DESMOND IRISH EXAMINER

Biography

Biography

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Brendan Collins made his American début at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC with Ireland’s Opera Theatre Company performing the American première of Irish composer Steven Deazley’s opera Bug Off!  For Glyndebourne Festival Opera, he performed the role of Arthur Jones at both the Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Among other companies he has performed with are Northern Ireland Opera, Irish Youth Opera, Wide Open Opera, The Everyman Theatre, Cork Opera House, Opera Theatre Company, Dublin, Irish National Opera, National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Longborough Festival Opera, Opera Ireland, English Touring Opera and Scottish Opera.

His considerable repertoire of over forty roles includes Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello and Masetto Don Giovanni, Speaker The Magic Flute, Marcello and Schaunard La Bohème, Escamillo and Dancairo Carmen, Germont La Traviata, Tonio Pagliacci, First Nazarene Salome, Wagner Faust, Marullo Rigoletto, Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, Jupiter Orpheus in the Underworld, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pish Tush Mikado, Sir Richard Cholmondeley Yeomen of the Guard, Pirate King Pirates of Penzance, Sacristan Tosca, Il dottore Macbeth, Captain Petrovich Eugene Onegin, Conte Gil Il segreto di Susanna, Pietro di Wisants L’assedio di Calais, Paolo Albiani Simon Boccanegra, Pallante Agrippina, Elviro Xerses, and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas.

Brendan Collins has performed concerts with RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and the Irish Baroque Orchestra at Lausanne Festival and on tour in Ireland.  His repertoire includes Bach St Matthew Passion (Bass Arias & Pilate), Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Fauré Requiem, Handel Messiah, Haydn Creation Mass and Nelson Mass, Mozart Requiem, Vespers, Coronation Mass, Mass in C Minor and Spatzenmesse, Mendelssohn Elijah, Orff Carmina Burana, Puccini Messa di Gloria, and Schubert Mass in G.

Among his radio broadcasts are performances with RTE lyric fm, BBC Radio 3 and RTE Radio 1.  He sang the title role of Holofernes on the original cast recording of Judith and Holofernes by renowned Irish composer John Gibsons, and Giuseppe in the world première recording of Michael Balfe’s Falstaff.

Current and future engagements include Ormonte Partenope for Iford Arts Festival, Crespel Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Irish National Opera and Alfio Cavalleria rusticana for Cork Opera House.

Brendan Collins trained at the Cork School of Music, the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama, London College of Music and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts where he was awarded a Gold Medal in acting.  His many awards in Ireland and Northern Ireland include the Pro Musica Singer of the Year Award from the Cork School of Music.  He completed his studies at the opera studio of Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels.

This biography is not for publication.  Please contact the office for an updated version.

Contact

Helen Sykes
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
+44 (0)7799 673367

helen@helensykesartists.co.uk

Mary Craig
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
mary@helensykesartists.co.uk

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