Jeremy-Huw Williams

Soloist, Baritone
He studied at St John's College, Cambridge, as well as at the National Opera Studio and under British soprano April Cantelo. He debuted at the Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo in the opera Thus do they all [Così fan tutte]. To date, he is a key member with the Welsh National Opera. He has given recitals in Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, as well as in major music festivals. He has appeared in major opera houses in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong and Europe. He has appeared, inter alia, in Austria, France, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Italy and Norway. He is a renowned singer of contemporary operas, focusing on works by American and British composers. He often collaborates with major orchastras in the United Kingdom in the presentation of religious music, such as Hendel;s Messiah and Mozart's Requiem, and in symphony opera presentation such as Tippett’s King Priam. His repertory includes roles in the operas: Escamillo (Carmen), Germont (La Traviata), Marcello (La Boheme), Papageno (The magic flute/Die Zauberflöte), Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia) and more. He frequently records for BBC and has made many commercial recordings. He has received the inaugural Sir Geraint Evans Award from the Welsh Music Guild and the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Aberdeen (2011). At the GNO he appeared once as Chou En-lai in the opera Nixon in China (Athens Concert Hall, 2006/07).