Belinda Williams

Belinda Williams

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

"powerful top...smoky bottom" The Times
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«"Belinda Williams sings the Grand Duchess with beautifully-timbred Mezzo, easy coloratura and aN enticingly beautiful, full lower register."»
-Online Musik Magazin, Bernd Stopka (2017)
«"Belinda Williams singt die Großherzogin mit sehr schön timbriertem Mezzo, geläufigen Koloraturen und einer betörend schönen, vollen Tiefe."»
Online musik magazin, bernd stopka (2017)
«“Williams played a blinder … her presence was undeniable, and her big, rich tone practically Ferrier-esque, from its powerful top to its smoky bottom”»
The times, neil fisher (2017)
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2017Offenbach: La Grand-Duchesse de GérolsteinGrande-Duchesse
2017Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2016Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrincess Olga
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame
2015Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2015Strauss J.: Die FledermausPrince Orlofsky
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame (Third Lady)
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2012Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2011Purcell: Dido and AeneasSorceress
2010Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMother Jeanne

Bio


Award-winning mezzo-soprano Belinda Williams had her Wigmore Hall debut recital in 2010, and since then has gone on to perform across Europe on both the operatic stage and the recital platform. In 2012, shortly after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music Opera, Belinda made her German debut as ‘Dorabella’ in Kassel, for which she was awarded the Nachwuchsförderpreis for best young talent. That season she performed the Estonian premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (cond. Olari Elts, Tallinn National Concert Hall), and made her Purcell Room debut recital in which Belinda premiered new works by Thea Musgrave and Janice Hamer for the Park Lane Group, and about which Neil Fisher of The Times declared: “Williams played a blinder … her presence was undeniable, and her big, rich tone practically Ferrier-esque, from its powerful top to its smoky bottom”. A place in the solo ensemble at the Staatstheater Kassel followed, where her  roles have included ‘Dorabella’, ‘Dritte Dame’, ‘Argene’ (L’Olimpiade Vivaldi), ‘Hänsel’, ‘Orlofsky’ and ‘Maddalena’ (Rigoletto). In the UK, Belinda has appeared at Grange Park Opera , Buxton Opera Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and on BBC Radio, and abroad with International Opera Theater and the Bergamo Opera. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress Baba The Turk Immediately Staatstheater Kassel Und Staatsorchester Kassel 2018
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gertrud Immediately Wuppertaler Bühnen 2018
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel Immediately Staatstheater Kassel und Staatsorchester Kassel 2017
Offenbach: La Grand-Duchesse de Gérolstein Grande-Duchesse Immediately Staatstheater Kassel Und Staatsorchester Kassel 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Maddalena Immediately Staatstheater Kassel Und Staatsorchester Kassel 2017

Awards

Tillett trust young artist
2017
Countess of munster trust young artist
2017
Sparkasse Best newcomer award (german debut)
2017