English baritone Roderick Williams is an exceptionally versatile artist whose intelligent musicality is admired in music from Monteverdi to Maxwell Davies. He has become a familiar and commanding presence on the operatic stage and has made something of a speciality of opera in concert. His burnished and flexible baritone is equally in demand for recitals and oratorio.
Born in North London, he took the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music, garnering honours including second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier singing competition and the Lili Boulanger Memorial award. Important professional relationships were established right at the start of his career, including those with Opera North and Scottish Opera, which have continued to flourish.