Matthew Durkan


Winner of the 2014 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and a finalist in the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, Matthew is a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio.

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

Elsewhere he has sung Masetto/Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie and in Versailles, and the role of Captain in Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells.

Highlights in his 2018/19 season include Schaunard/La bohème and Hel Helson/Paul Bunyan for English National Opera; Demetrius for L’Opéra Comédie de Montpellier and Masetto/Don Giovanni for Longborough Festival Opera.

Matthew previously studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice and at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He continues his studies with Dennis O’Neill CBE.

Previously for Longborough: Melisso/Alcina (2016), Elviro/Xerxes (2015)