Alexander Robin Baker

Baritone

Alexander Robin Baker
REVIEWS

Mr Gedge: Albert Herring / The Grange Festival

“Britten's parodies are always done with love and respect, so that they can end up being surprisingly moving - in the first place, the Reverend Gedge's homily on virtue, radiantly sung by Alexander Robin Baker.“

The Arts Desk

 

 “Alexander Robin-Baker's vicar, clearly besotted with Anna Gillingham's schoolteacher, displayed a ringing voice…”

Bachtrack

 

“Fully formed characterisations also come from (ia) Alexander Robin-Baker whose melting baritone in praise of virtue suggested Mr Gedge’s essential goodness.”

Classical Source

 

“There is characterful support from Adrian Thompson as Mr Upfold and Alexander Robin Baker as the vicar.”

The Financial Times

 

”...the vignettes of Loxford’s great and good are about as good as it gets. Anna Gillingham’s twittery schoolteacher, Alexander Robin Baker’s  conventionally judgemental vicar, Adrian Thompson’s  self-satisfied mayor and Andri Björn Róbersson’s decent but dim village bobby are all a joy...“

The Guardian

 

“Alexander Robin-Baker was an exceptionally noble Mr Gedge, singing his paean of praise to Virtue with gloriously full, rounded tone…"

Music OMH

 

“The ensemble is uniformly strong, but some rising singers really grab their chances: Alexander Robin-Baker, sounding radiant, but leching unctuously as Mr Gedge the vicar…”

The Stage

 

Edoardo 111: L’Assiedo di Calais / GSMD

“…majestically sung by Baker…”

Music OMH

 

“…Alexander Robin Baker revealed a warm, nutty baritone as the strutting English king: certainly plenty of bel canto promise there.”

Opera

 


Messiah / Bath Choral Society

“…Alexander Robin Baker gave us a supple, unforced The trumpet shall sound…”

BathChronicle

 


Harper: Symphony No. 2 / Scottish Chamber Orchestra

“From its aching Mahlerian introduction through to its close, the symphony is an emotional journey, with a beating heart of profound compassion and conciliation, sung by the SCO and the magnificent baritone Alexander Robin Baker, a late replacement soloist who penetrated the soul of the music. I don’t know what little time he had to learn it, but he did it well”.

The Herald

 

“At its heart is Them! Not Us!, set to a powerful poem by Ron Butlin which explores the tragic deaths of children, particularly those caught up in war. The honeyed tones of baritone Alexander Robin Baker, stepping in for an indisposed Leigh Melrose, made the words all the more chilling.”

The Scotsman

 

“The rich-toned baritone Alexander Robin Baker…”

The Times

 

Chichibio: The Goose of Cairo / London Mozart Players

“Special accolades, however, should go to Quirijn de Lang who provided a perfectly pitched portrayal of the mysterious Don Pippo, Robert Murray who tackled his vocal lines with verve as Biondello, and Alexander Robin Baker who was a class act as Chichibio.”

Music OMH

 

“…the combined vocal energy and charisma of Ellie Laugharne (Auretta) and Alexander Robin Baker (Chichibio) conspired to eclipse the lovers…”

Opera

 

Papegeno: The Magic Flute / Nevill Holt Opera

“The production was fortunate in fielding a strongly played, funny Papageno in Alexander Robin Baker, whose attractive voice and natural comic timing had the audience eating out of his hand and his robust way of charming the birds out of the trees.”

Classical Source

 

“Alexander Robin Baker proved a garrulous Papageno with a nice nutty baritone for his Volks-liked like numbers.”

Opera

 

Schaunard: La bohème / Nevill Holt Opera

“(Nicholas Chalmer’s) an astute voice-spotter, too: Alexander Robin Baker (Schaunard), Ross McInroy (Colline) and Martin Lamb (Benoît and Alcindoro) offered sterling support…

The Sunday Times

 

“With Alexander Robin Baker and Ross McInroy offering strong characterisations of Schaunard and Colline, this Bohème does the business.”

The Telegraph

 

Norton: La cambiale di matrimonio / GSMD

“The servants Norton and Clarina were strongly drawn by Alexander Robin Baker and Raquel Luis.”

Opera

 


Kathleen Ferrier Competition 2008

“Second prize went to baritone Alexander Robin Baker who perhaps came closest to producing the “wow” factor that spellbinds an audience.”

Musical Pointers

 

“His was by far the most sensitive and musically intelligent singing of the evening…”

The Times



DISCOGRAPHY

Britten Billy Budd (role of Novice’s Friend)
John Mark Ainsley, Jacques Imbrailo, Philip Ens, Iain Paterson, Matthew Rose, Alasdair Elliott, John Moore, Jeremy White, Ben Johnson, Colin Judson
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder
Opus Arte Blu Ray OA BD7086 D

AUDIO / VIDEO
Alexander Robin Baker sings Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades - Ya vas lyublyu