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Ronan Collett

  • Baritone


Ronan Collett reviews

Purcell Dido and Aeneas with the Gabrieli Consort and Players
Wigmore Hall
The role of Aeneas always presents a challenge, being musically sporadic and dramatically spineless, but Ronan Collett did a fine job, nimble-footed and wonderfully resonant. It helps that he cuts such a dashing figure, Byronic almost, and is able to command attention with his powerful stage presence."
Laura Battle,, 29 April 2008

"As Aeneas, Ronan Collett, sang his arias with emotion and much expression."
Claudine Nightingale,, 1 May 2008

Wolf recital with Roger Vignoles
Wigmore Hall
It was left to Collett to steal the show in ‘Abschied’ (the anti-critic song), with him almost breaking into ‘sprechgesang’ later into the setting … impressive stuff."
Colin Clark,, 13 March 2007

Britten War Requiem: Perth Concert Hall
"Ronan Collett, a baritone of eloquent warmth."
John Allison, the Sunday Telegraph, 4 March 2007

Recital with Simon Lepper
Tardebigge ‘Celebrating English Song’ series
"...a masterclass in all that is best practice in song-recital art. Still so very young, baritone Ronan Collett and Simon Lepper presented a well-constructed programme which impressed not merely for its content and performance, but also for its delivery…he gave the words such attention, projecting exemplary clarity of diction in often major poetic sources, revealing a wonderful capacity to vary his tones in response to the various emotions and multiple characters within the texts."
Christopher Morley, Birmingham post, 22 August 2006

A Night at the Chinese Opera
Royal Academy of Music - March 2006
"The baritone Ronan Collett, whose voice seems richer and warmer each time I hear it, is outstanding as the anguished canal-building hero Chao Lin."
Richard Morrison, The Times, 22 March 2006

La Finta Giardiniera – Royal Academy of Music – November 2005
"...easily the best performer was Ronan Collett's Nardo. Here was a baritone of character, with splendid projection, including some pacey recitative. For a time, his enterprise and wit held the show together."
Roderick Dunnett, Opera Now, March/April 2006

Schubert Birthday Concert – 31 January 2005
Wigmore Hall
Another revelation followed: the Heine settings from the Schwanengesang were given a formidable performance by a Wigmore Young Artist, the baritone Ronan Collett. He has a huge resonant voice, and a huge presence: dark and strong enough to shoulder Atlas, focused enough to chill the blood with horror and pain in Der Doppelgänger."
Hilary Finch, The Times, 2 February 2005