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

N E W S 


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

  • Looking forward to premiering Opera Galleria's new seasonal programme 'Winter-Fête' in Alaigne, a Classi-Folk mélange of Christmas favourites in classical and folk style.

  • 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.

E V E N T S​ 2019 - 2020

March​​ to


8 Performances from 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

Venue: Oper Köln



August 2019. 

Dr. Falke in a re-imagined version of Strauss' Die Fledermaus with Baseless Fabric Theatre, dir. by Joanna Turner.

 Venue: London, including 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.



October 2019. 23rd, 25th & 26th
Performing the role of Dr. Malatesta and directing the production of Don Pasquale for Burry Port Opera, South West Wales



December 2019. 14th at 7pm
Opera Galleria's 'Winter-Fête'. ClassiFolk's debut performance of its Christmas programme at Café de la Galloise, Alaigne, France. 



January 2020. 5-6
Dottore Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale for Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Sweden. 



21 March, 2020. 7.30pm

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

 Venue: Christchurch Priory, Dorset

What I offer...

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