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Keiron Cooke

Keiron Cooke

Associate Director


General Management with Askonas Holt

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About Matthew

As a Harewood Artist at the English National Opera (2015-2020), Matthew gave over 100 performances for the company, including Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Schaunard La Bohème, Marullo Rigoletto, Dancairo Carmen, Ormonte Partenope, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Polythemus Acis and Galatea, Counsel Trial by Jury, Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, Hel Helson Paul Bunyan and Malcolm Fleet Marnie.

In the 2022/23 season, Matthew’s highlights include a return to the Royal Opera House to sing Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo and Dancairo Carmen for the English National Opera.

His recent roles include Belcore L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opéra National de Montpellier, Marcello La Bohème for English National Opera, the title role in Don Giovanni with Diva Opera, Brabantischer Edler Lohengrin for the Royal Opera House and Escamillo Carmen for Longborough Festival Opera.

Elsewhere, he has sung Masetto Don Giovanni with Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, Opéra Royal de Versailles and Longborough Festival, Melisso Alcina and Elviro Serse with Longborough Festival Opera and Belcore L’elisir d’amore at Iford Arts Festival.

Matthew was winner of the 2014 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and a finalist in the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Competition.

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Selected Repertoire

BIZETCarmen (Moralès / Le Dancaïre)
BRITTENA Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius)   •   Paul Bunyan (Hel Helson)
DONIZETTIDon Pasquale (Malatesta)   •   L’elisir d’amore (Belcore)
HANDELAcis & Galatea (Polyphemus)   •   Alcina (Melisso)   •   Partenope (Ormonte)   •   Serse (Elviro)
MOZARTCosì fan tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni/Masetto)   •   Le Nozze di Figaro (Il Conte)   •   Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
PUCCINILa bohème (Schaunard)   •   Gianni Schicchi (title role)   •   Madama Butterfly (Yamadori)
ROSSINIIl barbiere di Siviglia (Fiorello/Figaro)
TCHAIKOVSKYEugene Onegin (title role)
VERDIRigoletto (Marullo)
WEILLStreet Scene (Frank Maurrant)


  • BIZET, Caremen

    Longborough Festival Opera
    Jul 2022
    • Durkan's was the best-acted performance among the leads, creating a relaxed and charming athlete for whom anyone would trade in poor, damaged Don Jose.

      • Opera Now Magazine
      • 01 August 2022