Colin Levin

Colin Levin

Colin Levin
Baritone

Colin Levin

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Biography

Baritone Colin Levin continues to explore a diverse array of vocal literature, ranging from the very physical character roles of opera to the ambitious vocal writing of the concert repertoire. Recent seasons have witnessed him performing the lyric baritone roles of Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, and Britten while also participating in the creation of new American works. In November 2018 he made his Carnegie Hall debut in as the Baritone soloist in Mark Hayes’ Gloria presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), conducted by the Composer. 
 
He has appeared with Opera on the James, Caramoor Festival, Odyssey Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Boston, Opera Roanoke, Opera Connecticut, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera New Jersey, State Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Tanglewood Youth Orchestra and Chorus, Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (Jordan Hall debut), Chatham Chorale, Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Hillyer Festival Orchestra, Salem Philharmonic, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, the Center for Contemporary Opera, Martha Cardona Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Opera Fayetteville, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Castleton Festival, with whom he traveled to the Royal Opera House Muscat Oman. 
 
Selected Operatic Repertoire includes Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Silvio in Pagliacci, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Marcello and Schaunard in La Boheme, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, The Steward in Dove’s Flight, Don Fernando in Fidelio, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte, the Shoe Salesman in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sid and Mr. Gedge in Albert Herring, The Businessman in Portman’s The Little Prince, Le Dancaïre and Morales in Carmen, Manfred Lewin in Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch (East Coast Professional Premiere), Merriman in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s The Importance of Being Earnest (Recording to be released on BMOP Sound), Thomas Brown in Sullivan’s The Zoo, Don Alfonso di Pardo (Cover) in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla, and Cardillac (Cover) in Hindemith’s Cardillac. Selected Concert Repertoire includes J.S. Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Mozart Requiem, Carmina Burana, Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Beethoven Mass in C Major, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Faure Requiem, Donizetti Misere, Schubert Mass in G, Vaughan-William Dona Nobis Pacem, Five Mystical Songs, Chichester Psalms, Finzi In Terra Pax, and Dover Beach.
 
Mr. Levin currently holds faculty positions as Adjunct Professor of Voice at Rowan University, Lecturer in Voice at the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University, where he is currently finishing his Doctorate, both Voice and Music History Faculty with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Vocal Program, a position he has held since 2013, and is on voice faculty with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia. His voice students are currently performing as professional singers and actors in London, touring in Europe, performing in Broadway National Tours, and performing in the US, Canada, and London on regional musical theater and operatic stages. They are regularly accepted into both undergraduate and graduate programs into top music conservatories and schools of music in the US, Canada, and London as vocal performance majors, including students currently attending the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal Academy of Music in London, Eastman School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Boston University, New York University, The University of Toronto, Northwestern Bien School of Music, and SUNY Purchase. They regularly place and win competitions, including national semi-finalists and finalists in the emerging professional, collegiate and high school divisions of the Classical Singer Competition, the Schmidt Competition, the New York Lyric Opera competition, and the Peter Elvins Competition; and participate in Young Artist Programs such as the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, and SongFest. He has led masterclasses at Concordia College (MN), the New Orleans Center for Performing Arts, Concord Academy (MA) as artist-in-residence, and the Landakotsskóli School in Reykjavík, Iceland.
 
Mr. Levin received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, with a double major in Vocal Performance and Musicology, and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign, which he attended on full scholarship and fellowship.