Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Goldsmiths Concerto Prize (2017)
"Sublime" - Minnack Theatre Review (2018)
Callum Speed recently graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a BMus First Class Honours, where he was supported by the St Margaret's Lee Scholarship and won the Goldsmiths Concerto Competition.
At age 20, Callum made his professional operatic debut in Helios Collective’s Dido & Belinda, with whom he has also sung at the last two International Opera Awards at the London Coliseum and originated the role of Watcher in the world premiere of Joanna Ward’s hunger, in collaboration with ENO. For OperaGold Callum has sung the chorus of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, conducted by David Syrus, the world premiere of Robin Haigh’s The Man Who Woke Up, Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone and most recently, The Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Callum’s other operatic appearances include originating the role of Earth in Opera North’s premiere of The Pied Piper of Chibok, multiple small roles and covering Maximilian for Surrey Opera’s Candide and covering the role of Douglas Count of Plzen in Barry Webb’s new opera, Nepomuk.
As a concert soloist, Callum’s appearances have included Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (Goldsmiths Sinfonia), Polypheme in Handel’s Acis & Galatea (North Wales Orchestra, Mold & District Choral Society) Stanford’s Songs of the Sea (Deptford Town Hall) and a new commission for the First World War Centenary called Symphony For The Mothers and Sons, by Charlie Wells (Wakefield Cathedral).
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