Alexander Robin Baker
Winner of Second Prize at the 2008 Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Competition, Alexander Robin Baker graduated from the National Opera Studio. Born in Epsom, Surrey, he was a Music Scholar at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, and graduated B.Mus. with first-class honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating from the Post Graduate Vocal Studies Course under the tuition of David Pollard. During his time at the Guildhall he took part in many Operas, Concerts and Masterclasses, most notably with Sir John Tomlinson, Graham Johnson and Sarah Walker.
As a baritone he sang for the Royal Opera, London, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Grange Festival, Iford Arts, Nevill Holt Opera, the Nederlandse Reisopera RAP at the Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam, Bergen National Opera and at the Hyogo Performing Center, Japan.
Concert engagements included performances with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the London Mozart Players, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Psappha, the Royal Choral Society, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Camerata and Collegium Musicum, Bergen.
He has appeared at the Aldeburgh, Chipping Campden and Ponte de Lima, Portugal, Festivals, and has worked with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has worked include Keri-Lynn Wilson, Fabio Biondi, Avner Biron, Martyn Brabbins, Richard Cooke, Sir Andrew Davies, Edward Gardner, Simon Ible, Stephen Layton, Paul McCreesh, Frank Ollu, Simon Over, David Parry, Yutaka Sado, Ivor Setterfield and Jeremy Silver.
His recordings include Francesco in Edward Loder’s Raymond and Agnes with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Richard Bonynge for Retrospect Opera
Alexander Robin Baker continues his vocal studies, now as a tenor, with David Pollard, making debuts during 2019 / 2020 with Opera North as Michelis The Greek Passion, a performance recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3, and with Scottish Opera as Myfannia Trump in Aberdeen.
Since creating the role of Father / Other Father in Coraline, he has worked regularly with Mark-Anthony Turnage. In Summer 2022 he made his debut with Opera Holland Park as Don José Carmen, which he will also cover for English National Opera and sing for Trinity Orchestra, Harrow. Future engagements further include Messiah at the Hackney Empire, Verdi Requiem at The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, and in Truro Cathedral and A Gala Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan on tour with Tarantara!
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