Brendan Collins | Baritone

Baritone

Brendan Collins

Biography

Brendan trained at the Cork School of Music and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, and was granted a scholarship to study at the Opera Studio of La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels under renowned bass-baritone José van Dam. He made his Irish National Opera debut as Crespel in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann in 2018, and returned to sing Yamadori in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in March 2019. His repertoire of over 60 roles includes the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Germont père in Verdi’s La traviata, Paolo Albiani in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Pietro de Wisants in Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais, Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Count Gil in Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret, in productions with Opera Theatre Company, Wide Open Opera, Cork Operatic Society, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English Touring Opera, Scottish Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Iford Opera and Northern Ireland Opera. He has performed at many of the world’s leading venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the National Opera House, Wexford, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Stephansdom, Vienna, Kajetanerkirche, Salzburg, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opéra de Lausanne, Westminster Cathedral, London, and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

February 2022