IAN CADDY, bass-baritone, was a prize-winning student of singing at the Royal Academy of Music, London (where he also studied piano). Later, he studied with Otakar Kraus. He has appeared as a principal soloist in a wide variety of operas and concerts with all of the major British opera companies and orchestras, as well as with Opera La Fenice, Houston Opera, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Nantes, Opéra d’Angers and engagements with international festivals, orchestras and ensembles, Radio and TV around the world, in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Manaus, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, St Petersburg and Washington, among other cities.
Ian is pleased to have achieved a concert series in Zimbabwe immediately before the troubles. One of several working-cruises, on which he has been engaged, was along the Amazon River, with an Opera Gala in the fabulous Manaus Opera House. Recently he sang “Messiah” with Proinnsías Ó Duinn and Our Lady’s Choral Society, Dublin, televised in the presence of the Pope in the Vatican. Also in Rome: Mendelssohn’s “St Paul”.
As well as many other roles with English National Opera, he has joined the company on many occasions to perform his acclaimed Pooh-Bah in Jonathan Miller’s stunning production of “The Mikado”. He has played the same part in Venice with Teatro La Fenice, with Vancouver Opera and with Houston Opera.
With his specialist knowledge of stage-gesture - Ian is a world authority on Baroque Acting Technique www.BaroqueGestures.com . When he employed a select vocabulary of gestures (singing from memory) in Walton’s “Belshazzars Feast” and in Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs”, he made a great impression upon the audiences and choirs, and received tremendous ovations.
He has sung many ‘modern’ and ‘new’ works. Of note were Ian Caddy’s broadcasts on BBC Radio3 of all the bass-voice songs by Elizabeth Lutyens; he commissioned, toured and broadcast Lutyens’ “Mine Eyes, My Bread, My Spade” for himself with string quartet.
A cantata by Ian Schofield: “Fire From Heaven” (for baritone, choir and brass) has already received performances in Manchester Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral and with Malvern Festival Chorus and South Holland Singers.
As well as singing this work, Ian has published it as one of a series by Caddy Publishing. www.CaddyPublishing.co.uk/schofield
Ian has been guest conductor of: Portsmouth Baroque Choir www.portsmouthbaroquechoir.co.uk
Ian Caddy is currently choral co-director for Singing Days in Provence, www.singingdays.co.uk .
Ian Caddy joined the adjudicators’ panel for Hampshire Singer of the Year www.hampshiresingers.co.uk ; he has also examined and adjudicated at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
In 2011 Ian Caddy will direct the premiere staging of Robert Hugill’s new opera “When a Man Knows” at the Bridewell Theatre in London’s West End.
For his masterclasses on stage technique in universities and conservatories, in the UK and abroad, see www.BaroqueGestures.com .
Please see agents’ websites for photos and more biographical information – addresses below.
Puccini: “La Fanciulla del West”; R.Strauss: “Intermezzo”.
Donizetti “Donizetti Songs written in the bass clef”; Lord Berners “Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement”; Wallace “Maritana”; Handel “Messiah”; Holbrooke “Holbooke-Cameos” ; Sullivan “The Rose of Persia”; Stravinsky “The Flood” (Stravinsky vol.xi); and others.
Mozart - The Magic Flute
Newbury Weekly News 20.11.2008:
“Ian Caddy was outstanding as Sarastro, his professional experience evident in his vocal clarity and control, and his assured but quiet stage presence.”
Mozart - Cosí fan tutte
Opera August 2008:
“the highly experienced Ian Caddy, making what was surprisingly his debut as
Don Alfonso but bringing all his artistry to the role.”
Irish Times 3.6.2008:
“the experience of Ian Caddy gave Don Alfonso appropriate authority, musically and in stage presence.”
The Irish News 4.6.2008:
“Ian Caddy, Don Alfonso, added much humour to the part … slick in his acting and very vocally engaging.”
London Cadogan Hall, London Orpheus Choir. Mendelssohn - Elijah
“Ian Caddy, who sang Elijah, was undisputedely the man of the night. His impressive projection and vibrato, and his ability with long phrases, was wonderful. Caddy’s singing ability certainly made it all very convincing. … a wonderful portrayal of Elijah.”
London Coliseum, English National Opera. Sullivan - The Mikado
Opera magazine: April 2006:
“Ian Caddy’s excellent Pooh-Bah”
London Holland Park Theatre, Opera Holland Park. Lehar - The Merry Widow
Evening Standard: 3.7.2006:
“As the Baron, Ian Caddy showed himself to be a superior actor who carried those less skilful in his wake to good effect.”
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