Douglas Williams

Bass-baritone Douglas Williams has, in the last few seasons, made a name for himself in several leading roles, including Figaro / Le Nozze di Figaro with Edo de Waart,  Don Giovanni with Opera Atelier, and Nick Shadow / The Rake’s Progress with Barbara Hannigan and the Munich Philharmonic, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and a new production of Jonathan Dove’s monodrama, The Other Euridice, all to great acclaim. Recently he sang King Arthur at Versailles Opera, La Resurezione by Händel in Toronto and Cavalli’s La Calisto at Munich Bayerische Staatsoper.

Douglas has also made an impression in smaller roles with major conductors, including Sciarrone / Tosca with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic for Festspielhaus Baden- Baden, and Priest/Armed Man / Die Zauberflöte with Yannick Nezet-Séguin for Deutsche Grammophon. 

Douglas is “a lively mover” on stage (New York Times), and he has appeared in choreographic opera productions from distinguished choreographers, including Acis and Galatea of Mark Morris for Lincoln Center, and Orfeo of Sasha Waltz for the Dutch National Opera. With choreographer Andreas Heise and  pianist Jonathan Ware he is currently creating a choreographic Die Schöne Müllerin with 3 dancers. 

In chamber music Douglas has appeared with Igor Levitt and the Jack Quarter at the Tanglewood Festival for Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon, with the Signal Ensemble in the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s It Happens Like This, and recently as a guest recitalist with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society or at the Salzburg Mozarteum, presenting the world premiere of a new song cycle by the British composer Iain Bell.

In concert music, Douglas has appeared with the National Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), the Nashville Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the NDR Radio Philharmoniker, the Detroit Symphony, Les Talens Lyriques. He trained at the New England Conservatory and the Yale School of Music.

Representation : World

Stravinsky : Pulcinella
Dove : L’Altra Euridice
Stravinsky : The Rake’s progress