Making frequent featured role appearances with the Glyndebourne Festival, English National Opera and Covent Garden, Colin Judson has quickly established himself as a noteworthy tenor. Colin debuted at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Pang (Turandot) and has subsequently returned for Vogelgesang (Die Meistersinger) (conducted by Pappano) and Monostatos in the David McVicar production of Die Zauberflöte. For Glyndebourne Festival, his roles have included Squeak in Billy Budd (Elder), Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger (Jurowski), Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro (Ticciati), Remendado in Carmen (Jordan), Pásek in The Cunning Little Vixen (Jurowski) and Bardolfo in Falstaff (Elder), as well as Witch in Hänsel und Gretel for Glyndebourne on tour. For English National Opera he has sung numerous roles including Third Jew in Salome, Timorous/Lord Lechery/Messenger in The Pilgrim’s Progress (Brabbins), Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro and Tchekalinsky in Queen of Spades. Further roles have included Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North as well as Sellem in The Rake’s Progress for Scottish Opera, Nick in La Fanciulla del West (Corti) at the Edinburgh Festival, Rustighello in Lucrezia Borgia and Mime in Siegfried for Longborough Festival. Outside of the UK, highlights include Mime in Siegfried in Lisbon (Letonja), Strasbourg (Flor) and for Finnish National Opera in Helsinki (Segerstam), Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Teatro Real, Madrid, Don Curzio for Der Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, Truffaldino in L’Amour des Trois Oranges in Limoges and Bob Boles in Peter Grimes for Opéra de Lyon (Ono). Colin has appeared regularly for Oper der Stadt Köln where his roles have included Hirt/Junger Seeman in Tristan und Isolde, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Spoletta in Tosca and Goro in Madama Butterfly.
Concert engagements include the Verdi Requiem (Hereford Cathedral), Haydn’s Nelson Mass (Brighton Festival), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Britten’s War Requiem at the Megaron in Athens. Colin also recently performed in a Pavarotti memorial concert for the Italian Society in Edinburgh & Glasgow.
Recent engagements include The High Priest in Akhnaten for English National Opera, Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger, Schoolmaster in Cunning Little Vixen at the Glyndebourne Festival, as well as the Witch of Endor in Saul for Glyndebourne on Tour. Mr. Judson continues his 2017 season with Sellem in The Rake’s Progress in the co-production between Caen, Reims, Rouen, Limoges and Luxembourg, as well as Kuzka in Khovanshchina with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov at the BBC Proms. In the Fall he appears with Toulon as Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte and Goro in Madama Butterfly and will make his North American debut as Laca in Jenufa with Pacific Opera Victoria. In 2018, Colin appears with ENO and Garsington Opera.