Nancy and Ted Haywood Fellow
Mimì in selected performances of La bohème (Nov. 1m and 6m [Student Matinees], Nov. 8 [High School Night], and Nov. 11m). First-year HGO Studio artist.
About the Artist:
First-year HGO Studio artist Nardus Williams is making her HGO debut. Recent highlights include the role of the Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier in a production directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Robin Ticciati at the Glyndebourne Festival, where she was a Jerwood Young Artist; the role of Martha in the new commission Wake by Giorgio Battistelli for Birmingham Opera Company, directed by Graham Vick; and Countess (cover) in The Marriage of Figaro for English National Opera. Further roles include Maggie/Marjana in the world premiere of Lewis Murphy’s Belongings for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Holland Park Opera, and the Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal College of Music. Recent concert highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square, and Handel’s Messiah at King’s Place. Williams trained at the International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, where she was the sole recipient of the prestigious Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship. In the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, she won first prize and Audience Prize (2016), and she was a finalist in the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Competition.