William Wallace (tenor), winner of first prize at the 2016 London Handel Festival Singing Competition, completed a Masters Degree in Performance (Distinction) at the Royal College of Music and went on to study at the National Opera Studio, London. William has worked with eminent conductors including Laurence Cummings, William Christie, Jorg Straube, Anthony Negus, Brian Kay and Julian Perkins.

William covered Arbante for Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2017 production of Hipermestra, and Ferrando Così fan tutte for the 2017 Glyndebourne Tour. He also performed Sailor/Spirit in Les Arts Florissants’ performance of Dido and Aeneas.

During 2018, William has performed Grimoaldo in Rodelinda with Cambridge Handel Opera to wide acclaim (‘the stand-out performance came from William Wallace … nothing short of breath-taking’, Opera Now, June 2018), Ahasuerus in Handel’s Esther at the Wigmore Hall as part of the London Handel Festival, and Jonathan in Handel’s oratorio Alexander Balus at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen. His debut for Longborough Festival Opera in Der fliegende Holländer was well received (‘…making his Longborough debut [William Wallace] stole the show as The Steersman’ – Saturday Telegraph, June 2018).

Recent concert performances include Handel and Britten live on BBC Radio 3 and Messiah at St George’s Hanover Square for the London Handel Society and at the Royal Albert Hall. Other concert repertoire includes Bach Cantatas, Magnificat and the St Matthew and St John Passions (both Evangelist and tenor arias); Handel Theodora, Judas Maccabeus and Acis and Galatea; Haydn Harmoniemesse; Mendelssohn Elijah; Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle; and Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio.