William Searle (Tenor)

William Searle Tenor

Welsh tenor William Searle is one of the UK’s most promising singers of oratorio, performing Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, Bach’s Magnificat with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall and in a world premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York.

For three years, he was a featured artist with the community charity Making Music and future engagements will include Bach’s St John Passion in Framlingham, Haydn’s Creation in Helensburgh, Bach’s Magnificat in Brecon and Handel’s Messiah in Burford. Praised as ‘stylish and appealing’ (The Financial Times) and ‘vocally-skilled, intelligent and mature’ (Wales on Sunday), he has also performed with Simon Over and the Southbank Sinfonia in a live Christmas recital on Classic FM and with Graham Johnson in the Schubertiade at the Wigmore Hall.

Thanks to the support of the Help Musicians Sybil Tutton Opera Award, he has just completed his studies with Scott Johnson at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Alexander Gibson Opera School, where he recently played Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, King Ouf in Chabrier’s L’étoile and Oliver Sacks in Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, following roles as Bertram La donna del lago, Souffleur Viva la Diva and Lensky [cover show] Eugene Onegin (Buxton International Festival), Acis Acis and Galatea (The Zimmermann Band), Tamino Die Zauberflöte (Aberdeen University Opera Society), Anatol Vanessa (Brickhouse Theatre), Tony West Side Story (Piggott’s) and Don Eusebio L’occasione fa il ladro (British Youth Opera).

He is looking forward to a summer as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, singing the role of Sergente in Il barbiere di Siviglia and covering the roles of Ringmaster in The Bartered Bride and Major Domo and Officer in Ariadne auf Naxos.