colin whiteman


Photo: Gustavo Mirabile

Photo: Gustavo Mirabile

Colin Whiteman (Bass/Baritone) is a finely tuned young professional who strives for artistic excellence in all he does. He has been praised for the powerful and warm tone that he brings to his performances, and is equally facile when singing the role of Frère Laurent in Romèo et Juliette with The New York Opera Exchange or as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Purchase College. His robust resonance as Reverend Hale in Robert Ward’s The Crucible can be heard on the 2016 recording with Albany Records.

Mr. Whiteman appeared most recently as Norton in La cambiale di matrimonio with Bare OperaOther performances include Reverend Hale (Robert Ward’s: The Crucible) with Purchase College, Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Brooklyn Opera, Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with Queens College (to be reprised in the spring of 2017 with Purchase College), and Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata) and il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with The New York Opera Exchange. 

At a young age, Mr. Whiteman decided to make vocal performance his career. He has dedicated himself to the crafts of acting and using his voice in song ever since. He spent his early years as a regular performer in community musical theatre venues in Maine. He made the jump to opera in college, where he added technical proficiency in stage lighting to his skills repertoire. He has completed intensive opera programs at Si parla, si canta in Italy (2014) and FAVA Salzburg in Austria (2013).

Mr. Whiteman has studied with Jacque Trussel since 2008 earning a master’s degree cum laude in music (’15) and his bachelor’s degree cum laude (’12) majoring in Opera Performance and Vocal Studies at Purchase College - SUNY. He joined the Bare Opera Resident Artist Roster in the Spring of 2017.