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Musica Proibita - James McOran-Campbell
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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

"Ce concert était dirigé par Florence Vettes qui a mené l'ensemble de 50 choristes de main de maître, accompagnés à l'orgue par Marc Chiron. La soprano Myiram Garcie et le baryton James McOran-Campbell ont élevé la qualité du concert par leur remarquable prestation" Quillan News, April 2023


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

N E W S 


  • Soirées Musicales of Golden Oldies from classics to Broadway, in the ambient location of the Salle Wisigoth at Rennes-le-Château. 

  • Role of Ourrias in Gounod's Mireille, an opera set around Arles and the South of France. Looking forward to our performance outdoors in a viticultural domaine in the Minervois. Dialogue in French and Occitan!

  • Guest soloist for the Chœur de l'Aude's 5-stop tour of Fauré's Requiem and Franck's Paroles du Christ.

  • Revisiting the role of the Toreador in Bizet's Carmen. Nov 2022 at the Stables Theatre in Hastings for Prologue Opera.

  • 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. 


May-Sept 2023

Weekly Friday night Soirées Musicales with tenor Alexander Anderson-Hall and pianist David Bailey. Classics to Broadway, Vaughan Williams to Mariano!

Lieu: Salle Wisigoth, Rennes-le-Château

20 Aug 2023

Role of Ourrias in Gounod's Mireille 20h30 for Od'Opera at the Domaine de Massiac, Azille, France.  To be revived at the Espace Cathare 23-25 February 2024

Apr 14-6, 21 & 23 2023

Requiem de G. Fauré and pièces de C. Franck avec le Choeur de l'Aude. Direction Florence Vettes. Soprano Myriam García. Orgue: Marc Chiron

Venues: Quillan, Bram, Lagrasse, Castelnaudary et Carcassonne

Nov 8-12 2022

Escamillo in Prologue Opera's re-imagined version of Bizet's Carmen.

 Venue: Stables Theatre, Hastings

Oc1 2022

Gala concert of Opera and Music Theatre items with soprano Stef Read and tenor Charne Rochford.

Venue: Rottingdean, near Brighton, UK

Aug 25 2022

Lord Chandos in the World Premiere of South Sea Bubble by Nick Bicât for Cantata Dramatica at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, London

Jul 1-2 2022

Broadway Gala Concert for Folies Lyriques under Jérôme Pillement

Venue: L'Amphithéâtre du domaine d'O, Montpellier.

Dec 9-11 2021

Classifolk's Winter-Fête concert series. A festive celebration with Opera Galleria.

Venue: La Plantation, Espéraza

Jan 5-6 2020

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

Oct 23-26 2019

Role of Dr. Malatesta and also directing the production of Don Pasquale for Burry Port Opera under Ryan Lee.

Sep 14-26. 2019

Return to Moscow, St Petersburg and Yaroslavl with London Festival Opera for gala concerts featuring popular operatic repertoire.

Aug 1-14. 2019

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

Venue: Arcola Teatre, Grimeborn Ferstival

28 Apr-16 May. 2019

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

What I offer...

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