William Wallace, Tenor – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

William Wallace

TENOR

Acclaimed for his “ringing tenor and fine diction”.

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Equally at home on the opera stage and the concert platform, William Wallace was awarded the 2016 Handel Singing Competition (Regina Etz Prize) awarded by the London Handel Festival and the Dame Hilda Bracket Award from the Sadler’s Wells Trust.

Read William Wallace’s full biography below.

Current Highlights

Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville UK tour
Grimoaldo Rodelinda (Handel) Cambridge Handel Opera Company

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Début Göttingen International Handel Festival Jonathan Alexander Balus  Laurence Cummings

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Winner, Handel Singing Competition (Regina Etz Prize)
Ahasuerus Esther London Handel Festival, Wigmore Hall

“…and there is a little star turn from William Wallace as the steersman, a gift of a role for a young lyric tenor, greedily devoured here.”
HUGH CANNING
THE SUNDAY TIMES

“…I think a very starry start for him…”
SEAN RAFFERTY
RADIO 3 INTUNE

“William Wallace also deserves praise for his excellent contribution as somnolent Steersman.”
RUPERT CHRISTIANSEN
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“…The dopey Steersman was delightfully sung by William Wallace…”
MICHAEL TANNER
THE SPECTATOR

“…the nonchalant ease with which he handled the vocal demands – ranging from pyrotechnic to plaintive to possessed – of the role, while also giving a full-blooded dramatic performance, was nothing short of breath-taking…”
ADRIAN HORSEWOOD
EARLY MUSIC TODAY

“William Wallace’s Schoolmaster was heavy with regret but superbly sung, with a ringing tenor and fine diction…”
MARK PULLINGER  OPERA

“…the schoolmasters lament, sung beautifully by William Wallace…”
ANNA PICARD  THE TIMES

Biography

Biography

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William Wallace won the 2016 Handel Singing Competition (Regina Etz Prize) awarded by the London Handel Festival. 

He was also awarded the Dame Hilda Bracket Award from the Sadler’s Wells Trust for his performance as The Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera.

Most recently William Wallace appeared as Steuermann Der fliegende Holländer for Longborough Festival Opera to considerable critical acclaim, Ahasverus Esther for London Handel Festival, Jonathan Alexander Balus for Göttingen International Handel Festival, Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia and Grimoaldo Rodelinda for Cambridge Handel Opera Company. He also covered the leading role of Arbante Hipermestra for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. 

William Wallace’s operatic engagements have also included his début as Tamino The Magic Flute for Mid Wales Opera, The Mayor Albert Herring and Zweiter Preister Die Zauberflöte for the Royal College of Music International Opera School, Prologue/Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw and Gastone La traviata for Rye Festival, and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Winslow Hall Opera and for Opera Project. 

With the London Handel Festival William Wallace’s concert engagements have included Messiah, and Simeon/Judah in Joseph and his Brethren as well as the Winners’ Showcase and a Lunchtime Recital.  In recent seasons William Wallace has also performed Bach Cantatas, Magnificat and the St Matthew and St John Passions (both Evangelist and tenor arias), Handel Theodora, Judas Maccabeus and Acis and Galatea, Haydn Harmoniemesse, Mendelssohn Elijah, Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle, and Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio.

William Wallace studied at the National Opera Studio, London, generously funded by the Nelly Groner Trust.  He previously graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Masters Degree in Performance (Distinction).

This biography is not for publication.  Please contact the office for an updated version.

Contact

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helen@helensykesartists.co.uk

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