Aidan Coburn


British born tenor Aidan Coburn received a BA Hons in Music from Cambridge and completed Post Graduate Vocal Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) where he was a Teaching Fellow.

Aidan founded the Shadwell Opera Company and conducted Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At Edinburgh Fringe Festival The Magic Flute won five-star awards in national papers and the Herald Angel Award.

Aidan has sung many recitals, most notably with Graham Johnson’s Song Guild at the LSO St Lukes and a pre LSO recital at the Barbican.

Operatic roles include Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Brighella/Ariadne auf Naxos, Herr Vogelsang/Der Schauspieldirektor, Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola and the Bricklayer/The Adventures of Pinocchio (Dove).  

Part of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Aidan will return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera the following season to cover Pedrillo/Die Entführung aus dem Serail and perform Lady Macbeth in new all-male Macbeth composed by Luke Styles. At Glyndebourne Aidan took part in workshops of Hamlet by Brett Dean, performed there in 2017.

Longborough debut: Brighella/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018)

Recent and future engagements: Beppe/Rita (West Green House Opera); Spiridone/Il campanello; Mozart/Mozart and Salieri (on UK tour with Time Zone Theatre); the tenor solos in Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri for Wexford Festival Opera, where he returned this autumn to perform Il Duca/Rigoletto in the short works; and Comte Almaviva/Il barbiere di Siviglia