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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 Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Ryan Bancroft, Michael Hofstetter, David Angus, Gianluca Marcianó, Peter Whelan and Stephen Barlow amongst other conductors, and has sung principal roles with Scottish Opera, Irish National Opera, Göttingen Händel Festival, London Handel Festival, Halle Opera, Early Opera Company, Wexford Festival Opera, Grange Park, Chelsea Opera Group, Iford Arts, New Chamber Opera, British Youth Opera, Co-Opera Co. and Minotaur Music Theatre.
He has performed as a soloist in Oratorios and recitals in Italy (Festival di Bologna), Sweden (Göteborg Baroque), Israel (Israel Camerata Jerusalem and Israel Chamber Orchestra), Poland (Polski Chór Kameralny), France (Festival du Périgord Noir), and Spain (Ciclo de Lied de Santiago, Festival Bachcelona), 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 (with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales) 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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