Roderick Williams, baritone

Roderick Williams is active in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital, encompassing a repertoire from the Baroque to world premieres.

Opera engagements have included performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème), English National Opera (Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), and Opera North (the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni). He made his North American operatic debut singing Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Florida Grand Opera.

Roderick Williams has sung concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, The Sixteen, Le Concert Spirituel, and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Recent successes include Britten’s War Requiem and Pilgrim in Vaughan Williams’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (semi-staged) with the Philharmonia, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in Toulouse, and a European tour of Handel’s Messiah with RIAS Kammerchor.

Recent and future operatic engagements include Oronte in Charpentier’s Medée, Toby Kramer in Van der Aa’s Sunken Garden, and Britten’s Albert Herring with the BBC Symphony. Roderick Williams is also a composer and has had works premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on UK radio.