The guiding lights in my life have always been music, languages and travel, whether studying French and Russian at Exeter university, teaching English and taking singing lessons in Milan, performing opera and musical theatre throughout Europe, or teaching French and Spanish in a secondary school in Kent! I now enjoy combining a performing career with vocal and language tuition/coaching at my home in France. I've also been asked to conduct a new choir in the area - Vox Vallis. Still following those lights!
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
N E W S
Broadway gala concert for Folies Lyriques with the Orchestre and Chœur National de Montpellier, 1&2 July 2022.
World Premiere of South Sea Bubble at the Reform Club, Pall Mall with the Cantata Dramatica, Aug 2022
Opera and Music Theatre Gala Concert at Brighton, UK in October 2022
Gala concert with extracts from Carmen and Italian Opera Favourites with the Malaga Symphony Orchestra, Sotogrande, Andalusía in July 2023. It's going to be hot!
Series of three Christmas Concerts - "Winterfête" - for Opera Galleria in the South of France 2021. Love those festive tunes!
Two semi-staged performances of Don Pasquale in Sweden for Jönköpings Sinfonietta, 2020. Lovely town, great cast, team, and director. Lots of fun!
Revisiting the role of Count Danilo in Lehar's timeless The Merry Widow.
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.
E N G A G E M E N T S
Gala concert themed around Bizet's Carmen with extracts from Italian Opera, with the Malaga Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Stephen Brown.
Venue: Sotogrande, Spain
Gala concert of Opera and Music Theatre items with soprano Stef Read and tenor Charne Rochford.
Venue: Rottingdean, near Brighton, UK
Lord Chandos in the World Premiere of South Sea Bubble by Nick Bicât for Cantata Dramatica at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, London
Broadway Gala Concert for Folies Lyriques under Jérôme Pillement
Venue: L'Amphithéâtre du domaine d'O, Montpellier.
Classifolk's Winter-Fête concert series. A festive celebration with Opera Galleria.
Venue: La Plantation, Espéraza
Classifolk's concert season kicks off with performances at the Village du Livre et des Arts de Montolieu at the Maison Malast.
Gala performances as Dottore Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale for Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Sweden, under Christian von Gehren, directed by Chris Cowell
October 2019. 23rd, 25th & 26th
Role of Dr. Malatesta and also directing the production of Don Pasquale for Burry Port Opera under Ryan Lee.
September 2019. 14th-26th
Return to Moscow, St Petersburg and Yaroslavl with London Festival Opera for gala concerts featuring popular operatic repertoire.
August 2019. Dr. Falke in a re-imagined version of Strauss' Die Fledermaus with Baseless Fabric Theatre.
Venue: Arcola Teatre, Grimeborn Ferstival
Performances 28 April - 16 May 2019.
Mr Jones in Kurt Weil's Street Scene for Oper Köln, co-production with Teatro Real Madrid and Opéra de Monte-Carlo