William Wallace, Tenor – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

William Wallace


Acclaimed for his “ringing tenor and fine diction”.


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


Début Göttingen International Handel Festival Jonathan Alexander Balus  Laurence Cummings


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

“…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…”

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

“…the schoolmasters lament, sung beautifully by William Wallace…”




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.

With the London Handel Festival his 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’s operatic engagements have included 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.  He recently made his début as Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute for Mid Wales Opera and covered the leading role of Arbante Hipermestra at Glyndebourne Festival. 

William Wallace’s current engagements include Ahasverus Esther for the London Handel Festival, Jonathan Alexander Balus for the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia for Swansea City Opera, and Grimoaldo Rodelinda for Cambridge Handel Opera Company. 

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).

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