Jorell Williams, Baritone
GUEST ARTIST: the Génie Oroès in Sympathy
Baritone Jorell Williams has been hailed by The Washington Post for his “liquid singing” and “plummy baritone”. This season, Mr. Williams appears with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and as a Soldier in Aucoin’s Crossing with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In addition, he will premiere new works by Libby Larsen and Daren Hagen in New York City. Jorell made his European opera debut at the Budapesti Nyari Fesztival, followed by debuts at Seattle Opera and Atlanta Opera. He appeared with Urban Arias in the World Premiere of Independence Eve and performed as soloist with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass. Mr. Williams has performed and recorded World Premieres by Wynton Marsalis, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and David Lang (with Beth Morrison Projects) and is on the 2017 Grammy-nominated recording of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain with the Santa Fe Opera.