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Callum Speed

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Spanish

Opera

Polyphemus
Acis & Galatea (Handel)
North Wales Orchestra
2018
Chorus
International Opera Awards (Various)
International Opera Awards
2018
Maximillian (Cover)
Candide (Bernstein)
Surrey Opera
2018
The Sorceress
Dido & Aeneas (Purcell)
Opera Gold
2017
Chorus
International Opera Awards (Various)
International Opera Awards
2017
Chorus
Dido & Belinda (Purcell / Leo Geyer)
Helios Collective
2017
Ben
The Telephone (Menotti)
Opera Gold
2016
Chorus
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opus Opera
2015

Operetta/G&S

Chorus
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Opera Gold
2015

Contemporary Opera

Douglas (Cover)
Nepomuk (Barry Webb)
Project Nepomuk
2018
Ira
Reign (Nino Russel)
RCM
2018
Soloist - Earth
The Pied Piper Of Chibok (Juwon Ogungbe)
Opera North
2018
Chorus
The Man Who Woke Up (Robin Haigh)
Opera Gold
2018
The Watcher
hunger (Joanna Ward)
English National Opera / Helios Collective
2017

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler)
Goldsmiths Sinfonia
2018

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

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Competitions

Goldsmiths Concerto Prize (2017)

"Sublime" - Minnack Theatre Review (2018)

Bus First Class Hons
Goldsmiths College, University of London
2014–2017

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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