Colin Balzer

Tenor Colin Balzer will sing the lead role of Orfeo in our opera production in August 2020. Known world-wide for his interpretation of this highly virtuosic and specialized role, Balzer has performed often at the Boston Early Music Festival, including Steffani’s Niobe, Händel’s Almira, Lully’s Psyche and others. Other operatic forays include Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Bolshoi and in Aix-en-Provence and Mozart’s La finta giardiniera in Aix and Luxembourg. He has been soloist with many European and North American modern and baroque orchestras. He is esteemed as a recitalist, and is a prizewinner in the U.K.’s Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Stuttgart, Germany’s Hugo Wolf Competition among others. He won the Gold Medal at the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau with the highest score in 25 years. “…Balzer as Orfeo… shone as the core of the story…  his face and voice expressed joy, longing, desperation, anguish, sorrow in a way that could tear the heart out of your breast.” (

Pegasus Early Music group

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