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Ian Caddy

“Bass-baritone Ian Caddy is a consummate Gilbert & Sullivan performer.  We so enjoyed his pomp and swagger as he portrayed a proud Captain Corcoran and an extremely snobbish Rt Hon Sir Joseph Porter KCB.  His facial expressions and gestures added to the general hilarity of his performance.”

G & S Gala Concert with Southern Sinfonia, April 2010

Ian Caddy has performed in a wide variety of operas and concerts, as a principal soloist, with all 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 Athens, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Manaus, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, St Petersburg, Vancouver and Washington, among other cities.

Recent concerts include Bach’s Johannes Passion and Matthäus Passion both in London, a series of performances of Messiah in Dublin and Halle, Handel’s Acis & Galatea, Bach’s Ich habe genug, Haydn’s Seasons and ‘Nelson’ Mass, Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, Requiem settings by Brahms, Fauré and Howard Goodall, and the first performance of Edward Lambert’s Rossetti Requiem.  In October, once again, Ian co-directed a choral week of ‘Singing Days’ in Provence. Also last autumn he sang the part of Don Fernando in Beethoven’s Fidelio in London with Midsummer Opera and Messiah in Cirencester – he returns for a further performance in December this year.

Ian Caddy has conducted lectures and masterclasses in baroque staging:  and has directed productions for festivals and conservatories in Karlsruhe, Patras, Vienna, London, Cardiff and Basel, and at the universities of Belfast, Edinburgh, Kent, Southampton and York.  He is a world authority on the subject.  As such, he employs gesture in certain concerts, made appropriate to later periods as required.  He received effusive praise for Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and for Walton’s Belshazzar when he sang them from memory with gestures – see  As a small publisher, his publications can be seen at

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