Douglas Williams

] DOUGLAS WILLIAMS combines a “formidable stage presence” (Seattle Times) with “a bass voice of splendid solidity” (Music Web International), making him one of the most appealing singing actors of the younger generation. He has collaborated with leading ensembles and conductors including Helmut Rilling, Sir Neville Marriner, John Nelson, ChristophRousset and Les TalensLyriques in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Stuttgart’s Mozart-Saal, and the Frankfurt AlteOper. In the 2011–2012 season, Mr. Williams made his European stage debut at Opéra de Nice singing the role of Orcone in Alessandro Scarlatti’s Tigrane; reprised in New York a role he premiered as a Tanglewood Fellow in It Happens Like This, a new stage work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen; and sang Compère in Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts with the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Apollo in Purcell's Apollo e Dafne for Pocket Opera. In recent seasons he appeared as Laurence in Gretry’s Le Magnifique with Opera Lafayette in Washington D.C. and New York; sang the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas  and was a featured soloist in the acclaimed tour of Handel’s Acis and Galatea(Polyphemus), both with the Boston Early Music Festival; and made his European debut at Paris’s Salle Pleyel in Purcell’s King Arthur, with Christophe Rousset and Les TalensLyriques.

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