Jorell Williams, Baritone
Guest Artist, The Forgotten
Jorell Williams has been hailed by The Washington Post for his “liquid singing” and “plummy baritone”. Having starred last year as Génie in VHO's Sympathy, Mr. Williams reprises his role this season in Matt Aucoin’s Crossing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and will appear at the Caramoor International Music Festival as Nardo in La finta giardiniera. Jorell recently 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, and is on the 2017 Grammy-nominated recording of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain with the Santa Fe Opera.