William Morgan is a British opera singer.
William was a member of the National Opera Studio 2015-16, and trained at the Royal College of Music, London.
His performing work includes both established repertoire and several world premieres.
Engagements in the coming year include Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) for English National Opera,
and Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress) conducted by Barbara Hannigan.
More details of current and future work here
Phaeton in The Day After - Jonathan Dove
English National Opera, May 2017
“A parable with contemporary resonance... Phaeton’s disastrous ride [provides] an obvious visual and musical climax... In writing that veers in the direction of Heldentenor demands, Morgan is consistently bold and bracing.” (**** The Guardian)
“Emotionally compelling” (**** The Stage)
Witnessing the raw energy and physicality of every singer close up, especially as they united to “heave” Phaeton’s fiery chariot towards the sun, was to appreciate their formidable skills anew. An assured cast was led by tenor William Morgan (**** The Observer)
Johann Strauss II - The Queen's Lace Handkerchief
Opera Della Luna, Wilton's Music Hall, August 2017
"Rises to unusual heights of theatrical brilliance...
"the writer Cervantes – who somehow gets in on the act and is delivered with conspicuous matinee idol ebullience by William Morgan"
(**** The Stage)
Tansy Davies's Between Worlds
ENO / Barbican Theatre, April 2015
"The psychological truth of this inexorable drama comes across with awesome power" (***** The Independent)
"Deborah Warner’s production is taut and finely acted ...
William Morgan is instantly appealing as the Younger Man who is afraid of heights" (***** Bachtrack)
"William Morgan played her vulnerable son, negotiating some arioso writing in the highest tenor tessitura...
Between Worlds is a wonderful, haunting and profoundly moving piece of work." (***** Opera Brittania)
"...a Younger Man, afraid of heights, whose fears the Janitor tries to calm – a role sensitively played by tenor William Morgan" (The Stage)
"...the Younger Man, a person so out of his depth, so high up and with such a fear of heights. That role was taken by the tenor William Morgan, blessed with a beautiful voice and capable of some lovely phrasing." (Seen and Heard International)
"The singing was very strong ... As the group of four representing the 2,700 who perished, Rhian Lois, Clare Presland, William Morgan and Phillip Rhodes vividly acted out their abandonment by modern life, and their acceptance of the inevitable is accomplished with considerable tact" (Classical Source)
Alfred in Die Fledermaus (Opera up Close 2014)
"It’s hard to pluck names from a line-up of equally-talented individuals, but William Morgan’s voice as Alfred stands out for its big-stage potential. His serenades to Rosalinda carry a momentary sincerity..." (FringeOpera)
Henry Crawford in Mansfield Park (2013)
"A sparkling show ... William Morgan's Crawford is louche and persuasive"
(Michael Church, The Independent ****)
Full review http://ind.pn/13Lz3Vg
"The acting is spot on, the theatrical highlights being ... William Morgan as the sly, womanising Henry Crawford" (Fringe Opera)
Full review http://bit.ly/14xAGnX