Jorge Navarro Colorado
Winner of a 2017 Auditon Oracle Scholarship, a 2016 Gil – Rodriguez Scholarship from Opéra de Baugé and of the tenor prize at BecaBach 2015 in Barcelona, Jorge Navarro Colorado, who graduated from the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music, is a Britten-Pears Alumnus and a Samling Artist.
He has worked with conductors included David Angus, Renato Balsadonna, Stephen Barlow, William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Gianluca Marcianò and Philip Pickett, and has sung and understudied principal roles with British Youth Opera, Chelsea Opera Group, Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera, New Chamber Opera, the New London Consort and Wexford Festival Opera. With Opera de Baugé, he sang Liberto / Second Soldier L’Incoronazione di Poppea, with New Chamber Opera, Il Conte d’Albafiorita in Salieri’sLa Locandiera, and for Scottish Opera On Tour, he sang Gaston La traviata.
He was a Finalist in the Oxford Lieder Competition, a semi finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition and won the Manning Tenor Prize 2008 and the Garsington Chorus Award 2010.
Concert highlights have included J. S. Bach Cantatas at the Bachcelona Festival, the St John Passion at St John’s, Smith Square, Blow Venus and Adonis with the New London Consort, Messiah with the London Festival Orchestra, Monteverdi Vespers 1610 in Sheffield Cathedral and Mozart Requiem with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Jorge Navarro Colorado made his debut at the Göttingen Festival as Berengario Lotario. His current engagements include Damon Acis and Galatea at the 2018 London Handel Festival, Emilio Partenope for Iford Arts, Apollo L’Orfeo for Gothenburg Baroque, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for HeadFirst Productions, Settimio in Porpora’s L’Agrippina for Barber Opera, J. S. Bach Easter Oratorio with the Israel Camerata, Britten St Nicolas with the Capilla de Música Santa María del Coro, San Sebastián, Haydn Stabat Mater with the Polski Chór Kameralny and a recital to commemorate the death of Benjamin Britten at the Ciclo de Lied de Santiago.
Jorge Navarro Colorado continues his studies with David Pollard. His recordings include Lotario from the Göttingen Festival now available on Accent CD.
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He who loves Beauty / Ciclo Lied Santiago
“…a voice well balanced throughout its various registers, and with excellent body language and presentation.”
El Correo Gallego
Berengario: Lotario / Göttingen Handel Festival 2017
“The Spanish tenor Jorge Navarro Colorado brings an imposing voice to Berengario, singing with perfect vocal production. As well as the strength of his voice, let us also not overlook his appealing stage presence.”
"Jorge Navarro Colorado gave us a breathtaking virtuoso display (while still acting his socks off) at the beginning of Act Two."
The Arts Desk
“As Mathilde’s husband Berengario, Jorge Navarro Colorado displays an elegant, noble tenor.”
"A second highlight of the direction and the unmistakable vocal artistry of the singers is Berengario’s great aria of remorse in the third act, in which Jorge Navaro Colorado, with a breathtaking mastery of coloratura, transforms the physicality of his character also with the most masterful vocal variety and musical characterisation."
"Jorge Navarro Colorado has much to sing as Berengario. With his radiant, high tenor, he shows himself completely mobile in the fast runs and performs a credible change from the evil villain to the repentant man. This is especially evident in his aria in the third act, "Vi sento, sì, rimorsi entro al mio sen", when he is always plagued by feelings of guilt and collapses in the arms of his wife."
Don Ottavio: Don Giovanni / HeadFirst Productions
“Jorge Navarro Colorado’s clarity, precision and poise gave dignified substance to Don Ottavio…”
Aminta: Euridice / British Youth Opera
“Rather than list the main soloists, who have already had the limelight, here are two who stood out in supporting roles: Spanish tenor Jorge Navarro Colorado as Aminta in Euridice and Japanese baritone Koji Terada as Marcello in La bohème…”
The Tempest / New London Consort
“Jorge Navarro Colorado sang well and was a striking presence…”
In the Dark
Otumbo: Alzira / Chelsea Opea Group
“One of the best legato lines was delivered by the young tenor Jorge Navarro Colorado…”
Handel Lotario (role of Berengario)
Marie Lys, Sophie Rennert, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Jud Perry, Todd Boyce
Festspiel Orchester Göttingen / Laurence Cummings
Accent CD ACC 26408