The British born tenor Aidan Coburn received a BA Hons in Music from Cambridge and recently completed the Post Graduate Vocal Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) where he was sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Dyers. He is currently a Teaching Fellow at the GSMD. He is continuing his studies with Julian Gavin and has taken part in a number of masterclasses including with Roger Vignoles and Della Jones.
Aidan Coburn’s operatic experience includes Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc) with the Cambridge University Opera Society. He has also performed La Navarraise (Massenet) and Le Portrait de Manon (Massenet). In scenes at the GSMD he sang Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Brighella Ariadne auf Naxos, Herr Vogelsang Der Schauspieldirektor and Don Ramiro La Cenerentola. Most recently he appeared in the GSMD production of The Adventures of Pinocchio (Dove) in which he covered the Bricklayer.
Whilst at Cambridge Aidan Coburn founded Shadwell Opera Company with whom he conducted Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and The Magic Flute and Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival The Magic Flute won 5 star awards in several national papers and the coveted Herald Angel Award.
Aidan Coburn has considerable recital and concert experience as a soloist. He has sung with the Joyful Company of Singers, Haberdashers Choral Society, Latymer Choral Society, London Oratory Choral Society, Barts Choral Society and many others. He has given many recitals most notably with Graham Johnson’s Song Guild at the LSO St Lukes and a pre LSO recital at the Barbican. His oratorio repertoire includes Messiah, Creation, A Child of our Time, The Kingdom, St Nicholas, Elijah, St John Passion (Evangelist and arias), Mozart Requiem, Puccini Messa di Gloria¸ Rossini Stabat Mater, Dvorak Stabat Mater and Verdi Requiem.
Aidan Coburn was a Lichfield Cathedral Choral Scholar and has also been Assistant Director and then Acting Director of the London Oratory Schola Cantorum, a professional choir for boys and men. Most recently he took over the musical directorship of the Colla Voce Singers a London Chamber Choir comprising former choral scholars.
Having sung in the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in 2014 he returned to Glyndebourne in 2015 to cover the role of Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail and to sing the role of Lady Macbeth in the new all male opera Macbeth composed by Luke Styles, Glyndebourne’s composer in residence. He recently performed with Glyndebourne on Tour and is currently performing with English Touring Opera. Forthcoming engagements include Spiridone in Donizetti’s Il Campanello for Wexford Festival Opera.