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Jorge Navarro Colorado is a Spanish tenor who graduated from the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He is a Britten-Pears alumnus and a Samling Artist.
He has worked with Fabio Biondi, Laurence Cummings, Diego Fasolis, Christian Curnyn, Ryan Bancroft, Rubén Dubrovsky, Michael Hofstetter, David Angus, Gianluca Marcianó, Peter Whelan and Stephen Barlow amongst other conductors, and has sung principal roles with La Fenice, Grand Theatre de Genève, Scottish Opera, Irish National Opera, Göttingen Händel Festival, London Handel Festival, Halle Opera, Early Opera Company, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Wexford Festival Opera, Grange Park, Chelsea Opera Group, Iford Arts, New Chamber Opera and British Youth Opera. He has also sung with orchestras included Europa Galante, Academy of Ancient Music, Opera Settecento, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Göteborg Baroque, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Polski Chór Kameralny, Bach Consort Wien and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
He has performed as a soloist in Oratorios and recitals in Italy (Festival di Bologna), Sweden, Israel, Poland, France (Festival du Périgord Noir), Germany (Philharmonie Essen) and Spain (Ciclo de Lied de Santiago, Festival Bachcelona, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid), as well as in Cité de la Musique (Paris) and in the Barbican Hall, LSO St Luke's, St. John's Smith Square (London), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Hoddinott Hall Cardiff and other venues in the U.K.
Awards include the Manning Tenor Prize 2008, Monmouth Choral Society Prize 2009, the Garsington Chorus Award 2010 , finalist in the Oxford Lieder Competition 2012 and semifinalist in the Handel Competition 2013 and in the Bach Singers Prize 2013. Jorge was the tenor recipient of the BecaBach 2015 in Barcelona, the Gil-Rodríguez award for his excellent and valuable contribution to Opéra de Baugé 2016, the first Audition Oracle role preparation award in 2017 for his debut in the Göttingen International Händel Festival, and the Help Musicians UK transmission fund 2018.
Jorge Navarro Colorado’s broadcasts include In Tune for BBC and a concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Radio 3, and his recordings include Lotario and Rodrigo from the Göttingen Festival on Accent CD and German Cantatas with Solo Violin with Ensemble Diderot on Audax Records CD (Nominated for a 2019 International Classical Music Award).
He previously trained as a Telecommunications Engineer, specialising in Sound and Recording Techniques. During this time Jorge used to sing pop and write his own songs. After moving to London in 2005, he began training as a classical singer with Ian Baar, whilst working at the Recording Studios in the Royal College of Music and selling classical music recordings at HMV. Later he moved to Cardiff to study full time at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, under Eric Roberts. Back in London, he obtained his Masters in Music (Distinction) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under David Pollard, before continuing on to the Opera Course and becoming a Junior Fellow.
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