William Wallace is currently studying as a 2015/16 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio, London, generously funded by the Nelly Groner Trust. William graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Performance Masters (Distinction) in 2015, where he studied with Tim Evans Jones and Chris Glynn.
Last summer he appeared as The Schoolmaster in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera to great acclaim, and received the 2015 Dame Hilda Bracket Award for this performance from the Sadler’s Wells Trust.
William Wallace’s other operatic roles include The Mayor Albert Herring and Zweiter Preister Die Zauberflöte for the Royal College of Music International Opera School, Tybalt Roméo et Juliette (Bearwood Opera) and Gastone La Traviata (Rye Festival).
William Wallace also has extensive oratorio and concert experience performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Theodora, Judas Maccabeus and Acis and Galatea, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, Bach Cantatas, Magnificats and St. John Passion (Evangelist and tenor arias) during the last two years.
Forthcoming engagements include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Winslow Opera and for Opera Project.
William Wallace is the Winner of the 2016 Handel Singing Competition run by the London Handel Festival. As the Winner, he received the Regina Etz Prize.
The Schoomaster The Cunning Little Vixen September 2015
“...William Wallace’s Schoolmaster was heavy with regret but superbly sung, with a ringing tenor and fine diction...”
Mark Pulllinger OPERA November 2015