The home of professional classical singers and opera auditions

Forgot your password?

Enter your email address, and if you’re registered as a member of this site, we’ll send you a reset of your password via email.

 
Photo: Daniel John D'Ath

Ralph Thomas Williams

Voice Type:

Countertenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Athamas
Semele (Workshoped Scenes) (G.F Handel)
British Youth Opera
2018
Cesare
Giulio Cesare (Solos and duets) (G.F Handel)
St Mary's Church Maldon/Pegasus Ensemble
2018
Canal
In The Hope of Rain (Isabel Benito Gutiérrez)
Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera
2018
The Man
The Hidden Veil (Caroline Bordignon)
Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera
2018
High Figment
‘What Happened To Anne?’ (Dominic Matthews)
Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera
2018
Oberon
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Workshoped Scenes) (Benjamin Britten)
British Youth Opera
2018
Tolomeo
Giulio Cesare (G.F Handel)
City Lit Opera School
2018
Hamor
Jephtha (G.F Handel)
City Lit Opera School
2017
Oberon
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Benjamin Britten)
City Lit Opera School
2017
Cesare
Giulio Cesare (G.F Handel)
Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra
2015

Operetta/G&S

Private Johnny Jones
Oh, It's A Lovely War! (Various, after Sullivan)
Savoy Opera Society
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto soloist and chorus
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 (J. S. Bach)
Chelmsford Cathedral/ Eboracum Baroque
2017
Alto Soloist & Ensemble
Miserere (Gregorio Allegri)
Blackburn Cathedral & Gesualdo Six
2017
1st Alto Chorus & soloist
Coronation Mass (W. A Mozart)
The Ariosa Singers
2017
1st Alto semi-chorus
'St John Passion' BWV 245 (J. S. Bach)
ETO & The Renaissance Singers
2016
Soloist (Alto Evangelist)
Passio (Arvo Pärt)
Blackburn Cathedral
2017
Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Royal Holloway Early Music Society
2015
Soloist
Messiah (G.F Handel)
Northern Chamber Orchestra
2016
Soloist
Arianna a Naxos (Joseph Haydn)
London Mozart Players, Royal Holloway Chamber Orch
2016

Choral

Alto Choral Scholarship
Various (Various)
Chelmsford Cathedral
2018
Alto Choral Scholarship
Various (Various)
Blackburn Cathedral
2017
1st Alto Chorus & soloist
The Music of The Forest (Lord Bowland)
The Renaissance Singers
2017
Alto Soloist.
Requiem (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
St Mary's Church, Battersea
2016
Alto Choral Scholarship
Various (Various)
St Mary's Church, Battersea
2016

Session Work

Countertenor solo
The Bright Lights In My Head (Carwyn Jones)
Independent Recording
2018
1st Alto Chorus
Second Symphony Organ Recording with David Briggs (Gustav Mahler)
David Briggs Blackburn Cathedral CD Recording
2016

Other

BYO Summer Workshops
Various (Various)
British Youth Opera
2018
BYO Easter Workshops
Various (Various)
British Youth Opera
2018

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Bach - Esurientes (Magnificat in D)

Britten - I know a bank (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Buxtehude -Jubilate Domino (Cantata, extract)

Donizetti - Der non voler (Anna Bolena)

Victoria Tenebrae Responsories: Judas Mercator

2K4A9471-Edit

Arianna a Naxos

LunchTime Recital

Lunchtime Recital 2

Lunchtime Recital 3

Mahler 2 recording with David Briggs

Mozart Requiem

Ralph Thomas Williams 1

Ralph Thomas Williams 2

Ralph Thomas Williams 3

Ralph Thomas Williams 4

Ralph Thomas Williams 5

Si Spietata tuo rigore

Si Spietata tuo rigore

Va Tacito

Essex Young Musician (Third Prize) (2018)

RSCM Silver Medal - Bishops' Award (2013)

Competitions

Royal Holloway Concerto Competition - winner (2015)

Royal Holloway Concerto Competition - winner (2014)

"Ralph Thomas Williams is a born communicator. He works hard on the text and manages to convey the meaning, regardless of which language he is singing in. This means that the body is well-motivated, producing a well-supported, well-crafted sound. This was particularly noticeable in his performances of scenes from Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Jeptha, both of which depend on good presentation and understanding of text. ​ The amount of energy and excitement Ralph brings to a character is extremely impressive. It gives impetus to all the other singers, and to the production itself. This energy is particularly important when it comes to singing coloratura; something in which Ralph has improved immensely over the past year, and which bodes well for his future career as a baroque singer, and a Handelian of great potential." ​ -Colin Baldy Artistic Directory at City Lit Opera School (2018)

​ [Ralph] certainly saved the best for the final. Terrific vocal quality with such power ... An exceptional and unusual voice; always attractive for the listener" -Panel final critique from Essex Young Musician of Essex 2018 ​

"[Ralph]has an exceptional countertenor voice and has taken every opportunity to give well researched and practised performances... Ralph has always wanted to be an exponent of Baroque opera - I have no doubt that we will hear much of him in the future." -Penny Ryan OBE Soprano and Teacher

MMus: Opera and Vocal Studies
Royal Northern College of Music
2018–2020
Workshops
British Youth Opera
2018
BMus: Music
Royal Holloway, University of London
2013–2016

Ralph Thomas Williams is a countertenor active in recital, opera and choral singing around the United Kingdom. He currently is under the estemed tutelage of Nicholas Powell and has worked with eminent singers such as Iestyn Davies MBE, Tim Mead, Emma Bell, Christopher Purves, Mary King MBE and James Bowman CBE in both public and private masterclasses.



Ralph has performed the roles of Hamor (Handel’s Jeptha), Oberon (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Tolomeo (Handel’s Giulio Cesare) as part of the opera scenes performances at City Lit Opera School. Ralph has also worked with opera companies such as British Youth Opera and Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera both in workshops and opera performances including premiered operas. A recipient of numerous prizes including the Royal Holloway Concerto Competition two years running, Ralph was awarded Third Prize in Essex Young Musician 2018. To date his concert engagements include arias from Handel's Giulio Cesare with the Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra as well as Haydn’s cantata Arianna a Naxos with the London Mozart Players.



Having been a choral scholar at both Blackburn and Chelmsford cathedrals Ralph has sung as soloist for Bach's Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Handel’s Messiah and Arvo Pärt’s Passio as the Alto Evangelist accompanied by various ensembles including Eboracum Baroque the Northern Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London, Ralph is currently studying a Masters in music at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Contact Ralph Thomas Williams

Any message that you send here will be checked by Audition Oracle for suitability (to filter out spam), and then forwarded to Ralph Thomas Williams.