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Artistic Director

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Hand Made Opera Limited
15 Wantz Road
Maldon , Essex cm9 5db
United Kingdom

Company Description: Operatic company making opera available in venues and parts of the country where full scale opera is difficult.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Maldon Festival
  • Board Member
    Scheggino Advanced Course for Singers
51 Total References
Web References
St Mary's Church, Maldon: Director of Music, 26 Aug 2011 [cached]
Colin Baldy - Director of Music Director of Music: Colin Baldy
Colin's career encompasses performing, teaching, writing and directing. As a singer, he is known principally as a character baritone, having worked for many years with companies such as Garsington Opera, Opera Restor'd, The New Savoyards, Opera Interludes, Country Opera etc.
In addition, Colin has performed much contemporary music with groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Phoenix and New Chamber Opera.
Colin has sung frequently on BBC Radios Two and Three, and has made several CDs; most recently appearing as Bass soloist in Bach's St John Passion (Naxos). In recent years, he has also enjoyed considerable success as a cabaret artist, performing the songs of Noël Coward and contemporaries.
As a teacher, Colin has had a long association with the University of Oxford, having been, for many years, the singing teacher at New College. Now, however, he splits his teaching between London and Umbria. He receives frequent invitations to teach around the world, and is a visiting professor at Utah State University (USA), and on the Cisternino choral course, Italy. He is also director of the Scheggino Advanced Course for Singers in Umbria.
As a Musical Director, Colin was in charge of the music at St John the Divine, Kennington between 1981 and 1991. He then went on to found the choir at Wantage Parish Church, where he was Director of Music from 1991 until 1998. Colin was Musical Director of the National Pilgrimage to Walsingham for some six years, has been an occasional Musical Director on BBC Radio 2's Sunday Half Hour, directs the annual Oratorio Course at All Saints Anglican Church, Rome, founded the St Peter's Singers, Vauxhall, in 2003 and the Academy of St Peter's in 2005.
In 2001, Colin co-founded the Howden Festival in the East Riding of Yorkshire and founded the Maldon Festival of Arts in 2008.
Colin has directed productions of Cosi fan tutte (two productions), Le nozze di Figaro, Il Seraglio, Trial by Jury (three productions), Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'elisir d'amore, The old maid and the thief, L'enfant et les sortileges, Riders to the Sea, Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis. He is Artistic Director of Hand Made Opera, which he co-founded in 2000.
In 2002, Colin published a book on vocal technique for the RSCM (Voice for Life, 5) and has also been published by The Guardian, Church Music Quarterly and The Independent. His latest book, The Student Voice, aimed at anyone who is serious about working on their voice, is published by Dunedin Academic Press in March 2009
Copyright © 2008 St Mary's Church. All Music performances are copyrighted to the performing artists. Photography by Colin Baldy, Donald Cook, Kieran Sampson and Sally Why.
Maldon Festival of Arts - Students from Utah State University to return, 7 May 2013 [cached]
The students, who have already performed the show in their home town of Logan, Utah in April, under the direction of the festival's director; Colin Baldy, will be coming to Maldon in June and will be in town throught the festival during which they will be preparing for the show.
Colin Baldy Director ..., 2 Dec 2011 [cached]
Colin Baldy Director of Music
The Maldon Festival - Maldon Festival of Arts - Latest News [cached]
In between the impact of the war on Maldon and the wider world, will be recalled by readings of first world war poetry by Barrie Jaimeson and songs performed by the festival's artistic director, Colin Baldy and accompanied by fan favourite, Christopher Weston.
Colin Baldy talks to BBC Essex Tuesday, 22 June 2010 19:44 | Written by Kieran Sampson
BBC Essex Earlier today, Colin Baldy, the festival's Artistic Director spoke to Dave Monk on BBC Radio Essex about this year's festival with more details of upcoming events for this year.
Friday, 19 March 2010 10:59 | Written by Colin Baldy
Hand Made Opera, 30 Oct 2009 [cached]
Colin Baldy, Artistic Director
Colin Baldy** Artistic Director
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