William Stevens is a singer, conductor and singing teacher based in Cardiff. He is in his final year of study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he studies with Donald Maxwell and Michael Pollock. An experienced choral singer, he is a member of Llandaff Cathedral Choir, a Lay Clerk at Cardiff University Chaplaincy and an alumnus of Genesis Sixteen. His varied roles on stage cover works by Mozart, Rossini, Handel, Stravinsky, Walton, Puccini, Janáček, Floyd, Sondheim, Bernstein and Gilbert and Sullivan. Forthcoming roles include Superintendent Budd/Albert Herring (RWCMD), Sylvano/La Calisto (Longborough Festival Opera), Fasolt/Das Rheingold (Tarnhelm Opera) and making his WNO debut as Second Priest in Il prigioniero. As a conductor, he has directed numerous works including Eugene Onegin (Serenata Singers), Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Cardiff Opera), Patience (CUOS), Pärt’s Passio and the requiems of Brahms, Victoria and Fauré (The Cantabile Consort). Conducting engagements in the near future include Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (Serenata Singers) and Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Cardiff Opera).
Longborough debut: Sylvano/La Calisto (2019)