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Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams

Baritone

Roderick Williams was born to a Jamaican mother and a Welsh father in 1965, and worked as a music teacher before training as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His operatic repertoire includes Britten’s Billy Budd, Sid and Mr Gedge (Albert Herring), and Ned Keene (which he sings on Richard Hickox’s Grammy-winning Chandos recording from 1996), Mozart’s Papageno, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. He is particularly celebrated for his interpretations of English song, and has recorded Vaughan Williams’s Willow-Wood and Songs of Travel, Finzi’s Earth and Air and Rain, I Said to Love and Let Us Garlands Bring, Britten;s Songs and proverbs of William Blake, and songs by Quilter, Ireland and Butterworth as part of Naxos’s English Songs Series.

Further Reading: Roderick Williams

 Recording of the Week, Roderick Williams sings a new work by Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Katherine very much enjoys baritone Roderick Williams in a new work by Howard Skempton: a setting of Coleridge's poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

 Interview, Roderick Williams on Schubert

Katherine talks to the baritone about the first furlong of his Schubertian odyssey.

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