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William Branston

Tenor, UK

Welsh tenor William completed his masters degree with distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London where he studied with Atkinson and Tilbrook.

Recent performances include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Gounod) with Arcadian Opera, 1st Priest & Armed Man in The Magic Flute (Mozart) with Waterperry Opera, Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing (Stanford) with the Northern Opera Group, Rodolfo in La bohème (Puccini) with Paisley Opera, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Bellini) with Opera Holloway, Acis in Acis and Galatea (Handel) with Hurn Court Opera, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia (Britten) with Trinity Laban Opera, premiering the role of Gehazi in McNeff’s The Burning Boy with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Lucano/Liberto in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) with Hampstead Garden Opera.

William’s oratorio performances include Tenor soloist in Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria with Slough Philharmonic, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Britten’s St Nicholas with the Ludlow Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Chipping Campden Festival Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with The Waynflete Singers at Winchester Cathedral. In 2019 he made his BBC radio 3 debut as a soloist in a lunchtime concert celebrating International Women’s Day.

He is very grateful to have received the Drapers’ De Turckheim Scholarship and to have received support and funding from Help Musicians UK and Opera Prelude.

For the 2020-21 season he is thrilled to be joining the International Opera Academy in Ghent, Belgium.

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