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Colin Baldy (Baritone)

Born: Lewes, East Sussex, England, UK

The English baritone, Colin Baldy, learned at Colchester School of Music, anfd after graduating continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Following his professional debut as Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) with Travelling Opera Show, Colin Baldy was a member of the London Savoyards and the New Savoyards, singing all the major Gilbert and Sullivan baritone roles. Since 1991, Colin Baldy has been principal baritone with Opera Restor'd, singing the roles of Uberto (La serva padrona), Grenadier (The Grenadier), Martin (The Cooper), Jupiter (Peleus and Thetis), Sempronio (Lo speziale), Old Samuel (Saul and the witch of Endor), the Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Don Carissimo (la Dirindina) and Apollonia (la Cantarina).

Other roles have included Geronimo (il matrimonio segreto), Gunn (Helen of Braemore), Pausanius (Une education manqué) and Uberto (La serva padrona) with Country Opera; Count Almaviva (le nozze di Figaro) with Enteracte and Cameo Opera and Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) and Alcindoro and Bénoit (La Bohème) with Opera Interludes. Colin Baldy has also appeared with New Chamber Opera, singing Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight songs for a mad king in the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music. This season sees revivals of la Bohème, Lo Speziale, la Dirindina and la Cantarina and new productions of Cosi fan tutte and Eight songs for a mad king.

Colin Baldy has given extensive recital and oratorio performances both in the UK and abroad. He recently toured northern France as the bass soloist in a series of J.S. Bach B minor Mass (BWV 232) with the Orchestre National de Picardie. He also makes frequent appearances in cabaret and is currently performing a programme of Noel Coward with the pianist, Gulliver Ralston.

Colin Baldy is well-known as a teacher of singing. Since 1991 he has taught the famous Choir of New College, Oxford. He also teaches in London and Italy, where he was recently invited to found a new children's choir. Colin Baldy has contributed articles to the Guardian newspaper, Church Music Quarterly and to the Tufton Press.

Source: PWD Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2003)

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