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Callum Speed

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About Callum

Young Baritone based has sung all over the UK and France. "Sublime" - Minack Theatre Review
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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 the 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, Marullo for BareBoards’ Rigoletto and covering Maximilian for Surrey Opera’s Candide. Callum’s future engagements include spending this summer in France performing Die Zauberflöte, Alfonso und Estrella & Il Trovatore for Opéra de Baugé. 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 work for the First World War Centenary called Symphony For The Mothers and Sons, by Charlie Wells (Wakefield Cathedral). Callum strongly believes that music making is for all. Pursuing this belief, he conducts his own amateur choir and assistant conducts Noteworthy, an orchestra specifically for SEN children of all ages.

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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Genres:
Opera, Classical, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Music therapy, Actor, Musical comedy
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own electronic piano to play or use backing tracks.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£250
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Rob S, 2 years ago

"Callum Speed is suitably slippery as the scheming Marullo" - https://northwestend.co.uk/index.php/professional-reviews/manchester/4152-rigoletto-waterside-arts-sale

Berta J, 5 years ago

Natural, relaxed production... a mature delivery in which (Callum) transmitted a thoroughly developed notion of the over-arching drama of each piece

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From other musicians:

13th October 2017

I performed with Callum in the Spring 2017, OperaGold production of Dido & Aeneas, in which Callum played the Sorceress and I played the 1st Sailor. He performed with unrivalled clarity and effectively allowed his vocal technique to subside in parts to allow his acting and performative skills lead the performance - a skill not often utilised in Opera. Nevertheless, there is a clear understanding of technique and an obvious passion for music and singing in particular.