British tenor William Morgan’s upcoming work in 2021 includes FERRANDO Cosi Fan Tutte for Longborough Festival, PRUNIER La Rondine for West Green House Opera, and MARCO The Gondoliers for Scottish Opera. His high level of musicianship combined with keen theatrical awareness allow him to deliver a varied repertoire, and he has built strong working relationships with several major companies and leading musicians.
William made his first appearance with English National Opera in the principal role of YOUNGER MAN in Tansy Davies' Between Worlds at the Barbican Theatre, directed by Deborah Warner. He was then invited to become a ENO Harewood Artist and has performed many roles with the company since, including PETER QUINT The Turn of the Screw, THE WRITER in the premiere of Iain Bell’s Jack the Ripper, and FIRST PRIEST in Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus.
He has a regular association with Scottish Opera, first appearing with the company in the premiere of Lliam Paterson’s The 8th Door (written as a partner piece to Bluebeard’s Castle), and returning for roles including FLUTE A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and TAMINO The Magic Flute, directed by Sir Thomas Allen.
Other major engagements include TOM RAKEWELL The Rake’s Progress with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and his BBC Proms debut as the tenor soloist in Vaughan William’s Serenade to Music, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. He has worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the City of London Sinfonia, and has appeared at most of the major UK concert halls.
An avid chamber musician, he has performed song recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival, with repertoire including the song cycles of Schubert, Schumann and Britten. He appears on BBC radio and television, as well as channels overseas; his performance of The Rake’s Progress from Gothenburg was filmed by Accentus.
William trained at the National Opera Studio and the Royal College of Music. Before pursuing a career in music, he read Natural Sciences at Durham University.