Jorge Navarro-Colorado

Samling Artist Programme: 2013

Jorge Navarro Colorado is a Spanish tenor who graduated from the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, studying under David Pollard. Jorge is a Britten-Pears alumnus and a Samling Artist.

He has worked with William Christie, Laurence Cummings, David Angus, Renato Balsadonna, Gianluca Marcianó and Stephen Barlow amongst other conductors, and has sung and understudied principal roles with Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne, Wexford Festival Opera, Grange Park, Garsington, Chelsea Opera Group,  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 and Spain, 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) and other venues in the U.K.

He also sings regularly with the New London Consort, Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment and Extra Chorus Royal Opera House.

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 is the tenor recipient of the BecaBach 2015, thanks to which he will perform Bach Cantatas in Barcelona and France in 2015.

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 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, before continuing on to the Opera Course and becoming a Junior Fellow.