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Roderick Williams


Roderick Williams encompasses a wide repertoire in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital.

Previously for ENO: Sharpless Madam Butterfly, War Requiem, Don Alfonso Così fan tutte, Toby Kramer The Sunken Garden, Orontes Medea, Pollux Castor and Pollux, Jaufré L’amour de loin, From Morning to Midnight, A Better Place, Papageno.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Papageno, Schaunard, Ned Keene (ROH); Billy Budd, Don Giovanni, Count Figaro, Guglielmo, Figaro Barbiere di Siviglia, Ned Keene (Opera North); Eugene Onegin (Garsington); Marcello, Lord Byron in world première of Beamish’s Monster, Mozart’s Count (Scottish Opera); Knaifel’s Alice in Wonderland and van der Aa’s After Life and Blank Out (Netherlands Opera); Olivier Capriccio (Grange Park); staged performances of Bach’s St John Passion (directed by Peter Sellars) with the Berliner Philharmoniker and OAE, both conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

He works with leading orchestras throughout Europe and his many festival appearances include the BBC Proms including the last night in 2014, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh.

Recital appearances have taken him to the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and many British and European festivals.

Among his many recordings, his series of English song CDs with Iain Burnside have received particular acclaim and he is in the process of recording the three Schubert song-cycles for Chandos.

Forthcoming: van de Aa’s Upload (Netherlands Opera, Bregenz Festival, Cologne Opera and Park Avenue Armory, New York); concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, LSO and New York Philharmonic; concert performances of Méphistophélès La damnation de Faust (Seoul Philharmonic and Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra).

Last updated: 2nd October 2023