William Morgan’s current and future engagements include Candide (title role) and MARCO The Gondoliers Scottish Opera, his Teatro dell’Opera di Roma debut in Dialogues des Carmélites, TALUS Michael Zev Gordon’s Raising Icarus (world premiere) Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and the world premiere of Scenes from the Wild, a dramatic song cycle for solo tenor and orchestra, commissioned by City of London Sinfonia and composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, with the tenor solo written specifically for him. He is an English National Opera Harewood Artist.

Most recent engagements include DON OTTAVIO Don Giovanniand FERRANDO Cosi fan tutte Longborough Festival, PRUNIER La Rondine for West Green Opera, FIRST PRIEST The Mask of Orpheus and REPORTER Orphée English National Opera, Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at BBC Proms, TOM RAKEWELL The Rake’s Progress Gothenburg Symphony, TAMINO Die Zauberflöte Scottish Opera, Johann Strauss Gala tour Raymond Gubbay Ltd and WRITER Jack the Ripper (world premiere) English National Opera.

William made his ENO debut in the principal role of YOUNGER MAN in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds at the Barbican, and returned as PETER QUINT The Turn of the Screw at Regent’s Park, HOT BISCUIT SLIM Paul Bunyan, PHAETON Jonathan Dove’s The Day After and FLORIZEL (cover) in Ryan Wigglesworth’s The Winter’s Tale. Other recent opera work includes roles in Falstaff Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (with Bryn Terfel), YOUNG KING (cover) Lessons in Love and Violence Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, MISAEL in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace Scottish Opera, PASTORE/SPIRITO and cover APOLLO Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo Bayerische Staatsoper, ANTHONY Sweeney Todd Longborough Festival, SPOLETTA Tosca Nevill Holt Opera, CERVANTES in Johann Strauss’ The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief Opera della Luna, Wilton’s Music Hall, Lliam Paterson’s The 8th Door Scottish Opera, Hippolyte et Aricie conducted by William Christie Glyndebourne, ANTONIO Das Liebesverbot Chelsea Opera, JOHN DARLING Peter Pan (cover) Welsh National Opera. As a member of ENO’s Opera Works programme, he studied CASTOR Castor et Pollux, JUPITER Semele, and performed Le Comte Ory Sadler’s Wells. With the National Opera Studio, he performed FERRANDO, RAMIRO and FERDINAND in Ades’ The Tempest.

An avid chamber musician, William has performed many Lieder and song recitals, including at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, and the Royal Overseas League, with repertoire including the major song cycles of Schubert, Schumann and Britten. He performs regularly in concert, and has sung at the Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, St John’s Smith Square, Canterbury Cathedral and Snape Maltings, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

He was a National Opera Studio young artist (2015-16) sponsored by English National Opera, graduated from the Royal College of Music, and continues to study with Tim Evans-Jones.

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