WILLIAM BAKER

Musician, Opera singer, Tenor, Artist

BIO

Has studied at Birkagården's Folk High School, studied the Chamber Music Program at Mälardalen University and has an artistic bachelor's degree in opera specializing in singing from the Stockholm Opera Academy.

Between 2012 - 2014, he played the role of the swan in Folkoperan's successful production of Orff's Carmina Burana, a performance that ended with a grand finale at the Globe.

At Drottningholm's castle theater, William has played the role of Paolino in Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa. William also sang at Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill’s wedding party at Drottningholm Castle during the same period, closely followed by a season with the Scanian Opera where he played Conte Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the summer of 2016, William returns to Malmö and the Scanian Opera to portray Prince Don Ramiro in Cinderella by Rossini.

As a tenor soloist and evangelist, William has performed in several places in the country and abroad. over opera houses, concert halls and stages on which he has sung.

Over the years, William has been awarded several scholarships and awards, in particular the Friends of Drottningholmsteatern, Friends of Folkoperans, the Royal Academy of Music and the Tyresö Cultural Scholarship.

MERITER

Full Productions

2017 - 2020 - Click here for more details
2016 Beauty and the Beast - Ensemble - SDI Media
2016 La Cenerentola - Don Ramiro - Skånska Operan
2014 Carmina Burana at Stockholm Globe Arena - Swan - Folkoperan
2013 Carmina Burana - Swan - Folkoperan
2013 Il matrimonio segreto - Paulino - Drottningholm Palace Theatre
2013 Il barbiere di Siviglia - Conte Almaviva - Skånska Operan
2012 Carmina Burana - Swan - Folkoperan
2011 L’elisir d’amore - Ensemble - Folkoperan
2011 Concert tour - Tenor - Västmanlandsmusiken
2010 Concert tour - Tenor - Västmanlandsmusiken
2008 Dido & Aeneas - Ensemble - Confidencen

Excerpts

Carmen - Don José - University college of Opera
Cosi fan tutte - Ferrando - Drottningholm Palace Theatre
Cosi fan tutte - Ferrando - Musikaliska
Die Zauberflöte - Tamino - Confidencen
Die Zauberflöte - Monostatos - University college of Opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia - Conte Almaviva - The Royal Swedish Opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia - Conte Almaviva - Confidencen
La Cenerentola - Don Ramiro - University college of Opera
Lakmé - Gerald - University college of Opera
Le nozze di Figaro - Basilio - University college of Opera
Les contes d’Hoffmann - Hoffmann - Musikaliska
Lucia di Lammermoor - Edgardo - Confidencen
Maria Stuarda - Leicester - University college of Opera

Tenor solo

Bach - Actus Tragicus,
Bach - Magnificat
Bach - St John Passion
Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium
Bartolucci - La Passione
Britten - Hymn to St. Cecilia
Cooke - Nocturnes
Händel - Messiah
Mozart - Requiem
Orff - Carmina Burana
Pänkäläinen - St Luke Passion
Rheinberger - Mass in C major
Schubert - Mass in G major

Education

2020 - 2021 Stockholm University - Specialist teacher in music
2010 - 2013 University College of Opera Stockholm -
Bachelor of Arts in Opera, Vocal Performance
2008 - 2010 Music and Opera College at Mälardalen University
2006 - 2008 Birkagårdens folk high school of Opera

Scholarships

Drottningholm Palace Theatre
Folkoperan
The Royal Swedish Academy of Music
S:t Johannes logen S:t Erik
Den Nordiska Första St Johannislogen
Tyresö culture scholarship
Tyresö cultural celebrity nominated (2014 & 2016)
Lions Tyresö (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
Lions Trollbäcken
Gustaf Tobisons stipendium

Other notes of interes

Performed for Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill at their wedding reception at Drottningholm Palace.

  • The headline music act at Plaza Kvinnas 25-year celebration at Café Opera.
  • Sang in the Swedish version of the movie Beauty and the Beast
  • Did the role of Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Copenhagen opera festiva.
  • Performed with Drottningholm Palace Theatre at Stockholm Early Music Festival.