JEREMY HUW WILLIAMS
The Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo. He made his debut with Welsh national Opera as Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) since when he has appeared in more than forty operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries.
He recently appeared as Escamillo (Carmen) and Germont (La Traviata) for WNO, Olivier (Capriccio), Papageno (Die Zauberflote), George (Floyd’s Of Mice and Men) and title role Karetnikov in Till Eulenspiegel all for L’Opera de Nantes, Tarqinius (The Rape of Lucretia) and Choregos (Punch and Judy) for Music Theatre Wales, Teddy (The Silver Tassie) for Opera Ireland, and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) with the CBSO.
He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and at many major music festivals. He has appeared with the BBC NOW in Tippett’s King Priam at the Royal Festival Hall, the CBSO in Lambert’s Summer’s Last Will and Testament at Symphony hall, the Halle in Handel’s Messiah at the Bridgewater Hall, the Philharmonia in Mozart’s Requiem at St David’s Hall, the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Nielsen’s third Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms, the RLPO in Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Philharmonic Hall, the BBC Philharmonic in Schubert’s Mass in Ab, and the LPO in Watson’s O! Captain.
Recently he took part in Marcello (La Boheme) and Germont (La Traviata) for WNO, and the main role of Serezha in the new version of Nigel Osborne’s The Electrification of the Soviet Union for Music Theatre Wales.
He is renowned as a fine exponent of contemporary music, having commissioned much new music and given premieres of works by Alun Hoddinott, William Mathias, John Tavener, Martin Butler, John Metcalf, Julian Phillips, Edward Dudley Hughes and Huw Watkins. He has frequently recorded for BBC Radio 3 (in recital, and with the BBC NOW, CBSO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Philharmonic) and has appeared on more than forty programmes for television (including Walton’s Façade with Lady Walton for HTV).
His albums for SAIN include a CD of songs by Hoddinott, a CD of songs by Manel Thomas and songs, in Welsh and English, by many contemporary Welsh composers.
- MAI 1972
- THE UNFADING BEAUTY
- BLODAU'R FLWYDDYN YW F'ANWYLYD
- THE SECRET PEOPLE
- ANCESTOR WORSHIP
- Y FOELAS (CANEUON Y GERDDI)