Joel Williams

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Described by Opera Magazine as a singer “with flair, his tenor simultaneously caressing and resilient”, Joel Williams is a graduate of King’s College Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio, where he was the Kiri te Kanawa Scholar. He is a former member of the Verbier Festival Academy, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Young Artist at Opera Holland Park and an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera. Joel is the recipient of an Independent Opera Fellowship.

Between 2019 and 2021 Joel was a member of the Centre de Perfeccionament Palau de les Arts in Valencia, where he appeared as Basilio/Le nozze di Figaro, Bardolfo/Falstaff, Le Mari/Les mamelles de Tirésias, Don Luigino/Il Viaggio a Reims, Hirte and Stimme eines jungen Seemanns in Tristan und Isolde, Gernando in Manuel Garcia’s L’isola Disabitata and Beppo in Pagliacci.

Last season, he joined the Studio of Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, performing roles such as Scaramuccio/Ariadne auf Naxos, Gaston and Victorin in Die Tote Stadt, Parpignol/La Bohème, 4.Knappe/Parsifal and Nencio in Haydn’s L’infedelta delusa, in a new production by Marie-Eve Signeyrole. He also returned to the Palau de les Arts Valencia to sing Narr in a new production of Wozzeck.

In 2022-23, he will return to the Bayerische Staatsoper to reprise his roles in Ariadne auf Naxos and L’infedelta delusa, as well as appear as Vitellozzo in Lucrezia Borgia and Rooster in Cunning Little Vixen. He also returns to Valencia to give role debuts as Arnalta/Nutrice in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, sings Hirt/Seemann in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg and makes his house debut as Zotico in a new production of Cavalli’s Eliogabalo by Calixto Bieto at Opernhaus Zürich.

Elsewhere, Joel has appeared as Delfa in Alessandro Melani’s opera L’empio punito at the 2020 Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik, Le Ruisseau/Les Fêtes D’Hébé at Opéra de Bastille in Paris, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni at Opera Holland Park, Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Count Belfiore/La Finta Giardiniera, the title role in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe, Mayor/Albert Herring, Hexe/Hänsel und Gretel, Dr Blind/Die Fledermaus, all as part of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio.