Luke D Williams

Samling Artist Programme: 2014

Luke is a Levesley Scholar at the Royal College of Music International Opera School under the tutelage of Russell Smythe. Born in Bath, he started an unconventional journey towards an operatic career by training and working as a nurse. After qualifying he became a postgraduate scholar at the RCM studying first with Peter Savidge and then with Russell. Having returned from a sabbatical in the NHS, he is delighted to be singing again full time.

His principal roles include Puck A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Liberto L’incoronazione di Poppea & Bobinet La Vie Parisienne (RCM), Barone La Traviata & Starvelling A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera de Baugé), Title role Eugene Onegin (Suffolk Opera), Sid Albert Herring & Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Co-Opera Company), Chao Sun/Fireman (cover) A Night at the Chinese Opera (British Youth Opera), Title role Imeneo (London Handel festival), and Papageno The Magic Flute (Ryedale & Grimeborn Festivals). Luke has also sung a number of recitals and performed solos in Fauré Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach St John Passion Tippett Negro Spirituals, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs.

He is delighted to join the ranks of the Samling Artists and makes his English Touring Opera debut as Lesbo in Agrippina.