British baritone Alexander Robin Baker makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Father/Other Father (Coraline).
Baker studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating with First Class Honours, and at the National Opera Studio. In the 2010/11 Season he made debuts with Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Novice’s Friend (Billy Budd) and with Glyndebourne on Tour as Mercurio (L’incoronazione di Poppea). He has returned to Glyndebourne as a Jerwood Young Artist to sing Huntsman (Rusalka) and Neto (Julian Phillips’s The Yellow Sofa). Other operatic appearances include Fiorello (The Barber of Seville), Yamadori (Madam Butterfly), Happy (The Girl of the Golden West) and Samuel (The Pirates of Penzance) for English National Opera, Starveling (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for Bergen National Opera, Starveling at the Hyogo Performing Centre, Japan, Anfinomo (The Return of Ulysses) for Iford Arts, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Schaunard (La bohème) for Nevill Holt Opera and Mr Gedge (Albert Herring) for The Grange Festival.
In concert, Baker has sung with leading UK orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Royal Northern Sinfonia, and appeared at leading festivals including Aldeburgh. He sang the baritone solo in Eternal Light: a Requiem for Rambert Dance Company.