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BIOGRAPHY

The baritone Roderick Williams has enjoyed close associations with all the major British opera companies in roles such as Don Giovanni, the Count (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcello and Schaunard (La bohème), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), and Jaufre Rudel(Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin). He took partin the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s Monster, David Sawer’s From Morning to Midnight, Martin Butler’s A Better Place, and, at De Nederlandse Opera, Alexander Knaifel’s Alice in Wonderland and Michel van der Aa’s After Life. He has appeared in semi-staged or concert performances of Britten’s Billy Budd and Gloriana, Walton’s Troilus and Cressida, most of the operas of Vaughan Williams, Tippett’s The Knot Garden, Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong, and works by Henze, Strauss, Stravinsky, and Wagner.For the BBC he recorded the role of Eddie in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek. In concert he has performed with orchestras across the UK and continental Europe as well as in the USA and Japan, recently scoring particular successes in Britten’s War Requiem, Birtwistle’s The Last Supper, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Tippett’s The Vision of St Augustine, Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, and the world premiere of Birtwistle’s The Ring Dance of the Nazarene. Roderick Williams is an accomplished recital artist who can be heard regularly at the Wigmore Hall, London, at many festivals, and on BBC Radio 3. He is a busy recording artist and composer whose works have been premiered at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Purcell Room and live on national radio.

 
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