Robin trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course, London. Roles include Fox in Vixen (ENO/Silent opera), 1st Cover Anatoly & Ensemble in Chess (ENO), Candide in Candide (West Green House Opera), Val Jean in Les Miserables (Pimlico/Grange Park Opera) Tony in West Side Story (Pimlico/Grange Park Opera), Fenton in Falstaff (Iford Opera), Rodolpho in Olivier award-winning La Boheme (Soho Theatre), Marco in The Gondoliers and Nanki-poo in The Mikado (National G&S UK tour), Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (Stage Entertainment/Paris).
Robin has been awarded 2nd prize in the International Lotte Lenya competition in New York City, and the Young Artists’ prize at the Les Azuriales competition in Nice, France.
Oratorio work includes Bach B Minor Mass (Canterbury Cathedral) and St Matthew Passion (Colston Hall), Rachmaninov The Bells (Winchester Cathedral), Handel Israel in Egypt (Southwark Cathedral), Berlioz Le Grand Messe de Morts (Canterbury Cathedral).
He was a founding member of the a capella group Voces8, and sang with Gareth Malone’s professional choir, Voices. Numerous film soundtrack recordings including Mary Poppins Returns, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and the remake of Dumbo. He has been anthem soloist for the VI Nations at Twickenham and has also appeared in an episode for the Danny Boyle directed TV show ‘Trust’ based on the life of John Paul Getty.
Canterbury Choral Society concerts with Robin Bailey:
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Saturday 23 March 2019
Cantata No11 (Ascension)
Suite No3 in D
Saturday 29 April 2017
Bach Mass in B minor
Saturday 31 October 2015
Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)
Saturday 24 January 2015