Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams’ repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music - in the opera house, on the concert platform, and in recital.

He has relationships with all the major UK opera houses and is particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart. He has also performed in the world premieres of operas by - among others - David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel.

Roderick Williams’ many festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Melbourne. He has sung concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras, as well as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Academy of Ancient Music, The Sixteen, Le Concert Spirituel, Rias Kammerchor and Bach Collegium Japan.

Recent and future operatic engagements include Oronte in Charpentier’s Medée, Toby Kramer in Van der Aa’s Sunken Garden and Don Alfonso/Così for English National Opera, Van der Aa’s After Life at Melbourne State Theatre, Van der Aa’s Sunken Garden at Opera de Lyon, and a concert performance of Ned Keene/Peter Grimes with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Besides concert performances with many of the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles, as an accomplished recital artist he will also appear at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, LSO St Luke’s, the Perth Concert Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, and the Vienna Musikverein. On Radio 3 he has taken part on Iain Burnside’s Voices programme. 

 His numerous recordings include Vaughan Williams, Berkeley and Britten operas for Chandos, Verdi’s Don Carlos (conducted by Bernard Haitink) for Philips, and an extensive repertoire of English song with pianist Iain Burnside for Naxos. 

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