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William Johnston Davies

William Johnston Davies studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Neil Baker, generously supported by the Kathleen Creed Scholarship and the Savile Club Scholarship. Before beginning his professional training he read Geography at Hatfield College, Durham University, where he was a choral scholar.

Recent highlights include Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pop-up Opera); Albert Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera); and the title role in a new staging of Handel’s Belshazzar under Nicholas Kraemer (Trinity Laban Opera). Other roles include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Holbourne Opera); Don Basilio Le nozze di Figaro; Mr Rushworth Mansfield Park (both Hampstead Garden Opera); Clem/Alfred The Little Sweep (Blackheath Halls Opera); Orphée Orphée aux enfers (Trinity Laban Opera); Aeneas Dido and Aeneas; Damon Acis and Galatea; Eisenstein Die Fledermaus;The Mayor Albert Herring (all Durham Opera Ensemble); and Monsieur The Dancing Master (Malcolm Arnold Festival, world premiere).

Recent concert engagements include Handel Israel in Egypt (St Albans Bach Choir/Andrew Lucas); Mozart Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields/Tansy Castledine); Bach cantatas with Trinity Laban Baroque under Robert Howarth & Steven Devine; and recitals at St James’s Piccadilly, the National Maritime Museum and the Chipping Camden International Music Festival.

Future engagements include Arbace/Gran Sacerdote Idomeneo for Blackheath Halls Opera; Remendado Carmen for Young Opera Venture; and Ruggiero La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina for Ursula’s Arrow.