Festival International et Académie

Aidan Coburn


London-born tenor, Aidan Coburn, was educated at The London Oratory School, Caius College, Cambridge and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Having sung extensively in choirs and consorts around London and Europe, Aidan now focuses exclusively on his solo singing career, both as a recitalist and on the operatic stage.

Demonstrating significant versatility as a singer, Aidan’s oratorio repertoire includes works as diverse as St John’s Passion, The Creation, A Child of Our Time, The Kingdom, Elijah, St Nicholas, Messa di Gloria, Stabat Mater (Rossini, Dvorak) and Requiem (Verdi, Mozart). Having started his opera work in the Glyndebourne Opera Festival Chorus, Aidan has covered Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for (English Touring Opera), Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (GFO). Aidan created the role of Lady Macbeth in Luke Styles’ new opera, Macbeth (GFO) and at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre and played Spiridione in Il Campanello (Wexford Festival Opera) and Pastore II in Orfeo (L’Arpeggiata).

More recently, Aidan sang Mozart in Mozart and Salieri (Time Zone Theatre, Summer ’17), Beppe in Rita (West Green House Opera/Opera Rara, Summer’17), and The Duke in Rigoletto (WFO Shortworks, Autumn ’17). Current highlights include Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (Swansea City Opera, Spring ’18) and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos (Longborough City Opera, Summer ’18). Aidan studies with Julian Gavin and Raymond Connell and is represented by Helen Sykes Artists’ Management.

Aidan is head of music at Ashford School in London and is creative director of the Musique-Cordiale International Festival.



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