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William Dazeley - Baritone

William Dazeley was born in Warwickshire and studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

William is established as one of the leading baritones of his generation, and has appeared at most of the world’s opera houses. Recent operatic roles include title role in a new production of Don Giovanni (Opera North), Captain von Trapp The Sound of Music (Châtelet), Usher The Fall of the House Usher (Göttingen Festival), Thomas Adès’s Totentanz in Warsaw, Ferryman Curlew River (Opéra de Lyon) and The Fall of the House Usher at Welsh National Opera in which he sang the role of L’Ami.

In concert he has sung the title role Szenen aus Goethes Faust, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Schumann Requiem for Mignon (Gardiner/Monteverdi Orchestra), Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Herreweghe/Royal Flanders Philharmonic and at the Casa da Musica), Corigliano Dylan Thomas Trilogy (Slatkin/BBC Symphony Orchestra), Christmas Oratorio (Berlin Philharmonic), Mahmoud The Death of Klinghoffer (BBC Symphony Orchestra), Das Paradies und die Peri (San Francisco Symphony), Das Klagende Lied (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra), Carmina Burana (Orchestre du Capitole, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Britten War Requiem (Aspen Festival), L’Enfance du Christ (Davis/London Symphony Orchestra and Bayerische Rundfunk), Brahms Requiem (Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir) and L’Enfance du Christ (Bolton/Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg).

This season William returns to the Oxford Lieder Festival for two Schubert programmes. He sings Carmina Burana with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and makes his debut as the Traveller in a new production of Death in Venice for Garsington Opera. Steuart Bedford conducts as he did the first performance of the piece in 1973.

Works performed:
Orff - Carmina Burana - Sat 15 Nov 2014