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Roderick Williams

Performing a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, the baritone Roderick Williams has enjoyed close relationships with Opera North, where his latest role was Goryanchikov (From the House of the Dead), and Scottish Opera, where he recently appeared as the Count (Le nozze di Figaro). Particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart, he gave highly acclaimed performances of Papageno (The Magic Flute) at English National Opera in 2007 and 2009. He returned to the company to sing Pollux (Rameau’s Castor and Pollux) in 2011. In 2008 he sang Schaunard (La bohème) at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where he most recently appeared as Ned Keene (Peter Grimes). He has also sung the world premiere of operas by David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton, and Alexander Knaifel, among others. He has worked with orchestras throughout Europe, including all the BBC orchestras in the UK, and has appeared at the BBC Proms as well as the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, and Aldeburgh festivals, among many others. An accomplished recital artist, he has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, London, Perth Concert Hall, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, and Wiener Musikverein. He may be heard regularly on BBC Radio 3, where he has participated on Iain Burnside’s programme Voices. His extensive discography has received worldwide acclaim. Roderick Williams is also a composer, whose works have been premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican halls, the Purcell Room, and live on national radio.

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