Friday, August 24, 2012

American Opera Project Presents Jorell Williams, Baritone, In September

[Jorell Williams]

Jorell Williams, Baritone

Other prize-winners who made a strong impression were…baritone JORELL WILLIAMS, who showed a solid vocal core and easy, natural production in "Lieben, Hassen," from Ariadne auf Naxos;” - Opera News, GERDA LISSNER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 

During the 2009-2010 season, Jorell sang as a guest artist with the Verein Opera in Zürich, performing in a Gala concert of Opera under the direction of international Tenor Francisco Araiza. He created the role of Tomás Cabral in the premiere of composer John David Earnest’s The Theory of Everything with Encompass New Opera Theater, performed as a guest artist at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine’s Concert for Peace with soprano’s Lauren Flanigan and Amy Burton under the baton of Maestro Glen Cortese, and created the role of the Presenter of the Church in a workshop reading of composer Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, which was a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Opera Theatre. He also had the honor of performing with the Chorale Le Chateau of New York in “A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA” in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2009. 

He finishes the season with the Opera Company of Brooklyn as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus at the American Ballet Theater, lead by award-winning dancers Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at the Aaron Copland School of Music, a concert series with the Career Bridges Foundation at the Gerhard Theater at the “Osterreicische Gesellschaft für Musik” in Vienna, and will participate as a Young Artist at the Caramoor International Music Festival performing the role of de Fiesque in Donizetti’s Maria di Rohan. 

Mr. Williams is a graduate from the Manhattan School of Music, where he sang the roles of le Directeur in Francis Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias, the title roles in Robert Sirota’s The Tailor of Gloucester and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Tarquinnius in The Rape of Lucretia, Gabriel von Eisenstein (Cover) in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Milord Arespighn in Cimarosa's rare comic opera L'italiana in Londra, Ronaldo Cabral in John Musto’s New York premiere of Later the same evening, and Robert Garner in a preview of Richard Danielpour's New York premiere of Margaret Garner with the production team of New York City Opera.

American Opera Projects and Opera on Tap present 

OPERAtion Brooklyn @ BEAT festival

Music by
Daniel Felsenfeld
One Ring Zero
Sidney Marquez Boquiren
Zach Redler

Yoon Jae Lee, conductor
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo
Marcy Richardson, soprano
Delea Shand, soprano
Brandon Snook, tenor
Jorrell Williams, baritone
Jeanne-Minette Cilliers, piano
Mila Henry, piano

Tickets: $20 

More Info:

American Opera Project
AOP will present two scenes rooted in contemporary conflicts - "Stop and Frisk" by composer Sidney Marquez Boquiren and librettist Daniel Neer and "Male Identity" by composer Zach Redler and librettist Sara Cooper - featuring performances by tenor Brandon Snook (Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera) and baritone Jorell Williams (New York City Center Encores!, Caramoor International Music Festival, Ravinia Festival). Supporting on piano will be music directors Jeanne-Minette Cilliers and Mila Henry, with stage direction by Noah Himmelstein.


Thursday Sept. 13 - 7:30PM
Flatbush Reformed Church
890 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush

Wednesday, Sept. 19 - 7:30PM
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Avenue, Park Slope

Saturday, Sept. 22 - 7:30 PM
The Irondale Center
85 S. Oxford Street, Ft Greene

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