Musica Proibita - James McOran-Campbell
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Baritone and language tutor


The guiding lights in my life have always been music and languages, whether studying French and Russian at Exeter university, working as a CIMA Financial Analyst for an international company, teaching English in Milan, performing operas around the world, studying for a PGCE at Canterbury Christchurch in MFL or teaching French and Spanish in a secondary school in Kent.  I now enjoy combining a performing career with vocal and language tuition. Lots of information is available on this website, but please contact me for any further details you require.

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"James McOran-Campbell’s honeyed tones make Falke rather lush... McOran-Campbell inhabits the world of the piece throughout with joyful intensity"  Charlotte Valori, Theatrecat.com. August 2019

"...His wily friend Falke – James McOran-Campbell in Batman T-shirt – the nanny Adele, got up as Rhianna (Abigail Kelly), and Rosalinde (Claire Wild), the cool, long-suffering wife, were assured and witty, both musically and dramatically"  Fiona Maddocks, Guardian, 10th Aug 2019

"...and James McOran-Campbell, whose effortless stage presence and dramatic ability was wonderfully equalled vocally. McOran-Campbell demonstrated astonishing range, dramatically and vocally, with an absolutely charming, all-controlling God, a menacing and malevolent Leftovers and an utterly resplendent Poor Thing with wonderfully camp vocal exhibitions while encased in a shining skin-tight outfit."   Edward Lewis, Classicalsource.com

E V E N T S​ 2019 - 2020

March​​ to


Performances 28 April - 16 May.
Mr Jones in Kurt Weil's Street Scene for Oper Köln, co-production with Teatro Real Madrid and Opéra de Monte-Carlo



August 2019. Dr. Falke in a re-imagined version of Strauss' Die Fledermaus with Baseless Fabric Theatre.

 Venue: Arcola Teatre, Grimeborn Ferstival 



September 2019. 14th-26th
Return to Moscow, St Petersburg and Yaroslavl with London Festival Opera for gala concerts featuring popular operatic repertoire.

N E W S 


  • Excited to be asked to kick off 2020 with two performances of Don Pasquale in Sweden for Jönköpings Sinfonietta.

  • Revisiting the role of Count Danilo in Lehar's timeless The Merry Widow.

  • Planning and rehearsing new concert programmes for Opera Galleria's 2020 summer Classifolk season. Bookings are coming in! Can't wait!

  • Fun performances and great reviews (4* in the Guardian) of Die Fledermaus at the Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Festival.

  • Fantastic run of Street Scene for my Cologne Opera debut with magnificent cast. Great city to work in too!

  • Opera Galleria's Classifolk debut performances in France enthusiastically received at La Fête de Bonnat, L'Auberge de la Tour, La Cellette, Villelongue d'Aude.

  • 2018: Revival tour of Kiss me Kate with Opera North in Leeds, London and Ravenna. A lot of fun with a great cast!

  • Schumann's Dichterliebe and Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel with pianist Laetitia Federici, presented by actor Mark Hardy and with original artwork by Alexander Anderson-Hall. 

  • 24-hour jump-in to sing Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles with Ciara Hendrick, Andrew Mathews-Owen and John Reid at St John's Smith Square.



October 2019. 23rd, 25th & 26th
Role of Dr. Malatesta and also directing the production of Don Pasquale for Burry Port Opera under Ryan Lee.

Jan 2020​


January 2020. 5-6  Gala performances as Dottore Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale for Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Sweden, under Christian von Gehren, directed by Chris Cowell



21 March, 2020. 7.30pm

Beethoven's Mass in C under Tim Hooper and with the Bournemouth Bach Choir.

 Venue: Christchurch Priory, Dorset



23-25 May 2020. Count Danilo in Simon Butteriss' production of The Merry Widow for Iford Arts as part of the Bath and Salisbury Festivals. Conducted by Oliver Gooch



13and 25 June 2020. Classifolk's concert season kicks off with performances at the Village du Livre et des Arts de Montolieu at the Maison Malast.

What I offer...

Professional Operatic Baritone
Singer and musician with Opera Galleria
Language Tuition
Vocal technique and coaching