William Stevens

William Stevens
  • Le Nozze di Figaro  – Antonio
  • Der Rosenkavalier – Fourth Marschallin’s Footman/Boots, a Houseboy


William Stevens is a singer and conductor.  On stage, he has most recently sung Colline (La bohème), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), and the title rôle in Le nozze di Figaro for Cardiff Opera, Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for Cumbria Opera, and Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring) for New Palace Opera, as well as covering Hagen (Götterdämmerun)] for Longborough Festival Opera.  Other rôles include Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Hunding (Die Walküre), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Bartolo and Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Olin Blitch (Susannah), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), numerous Gilbert and Sullivan rôles, and the title rôle in Sweeney Todd.  In the coming months he will sing Il Commendatore for Hurn Court Opera, the title rôle in Bluebeard’s Castle for Cardiff Opera, return to Longborough to cover Fasolt and Hagen, and make his debut with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company.  His busy concert schedule in the immediate future includes major works by Bach, Shostakovich, Chilcott, Haydn, and Mozart.

He studied singing with legendary Scottish baritone Donald Maxwell at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has sung in master-classes with Dame Ann Murray, Sir John Tomlinson, and Robert Holl, the latter of which was broadcast by the BBC.  In 2023, he was a finalist in The Mastersingers’ Carole Rees Awards, recognising young Wagnerian singers, and was a featured artist in their Opera Unmasked weekend at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

William is delighted to be singing with Saffron Opera Group, for the third time, in one of his absolute favourite operas.