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William Wallace is the Winner of the 2016 Handel Singing Competition (Regina Etz Prize) awarded by the London Handel Festival.
William Wallace appeared as The Schoolmaster in Janáek’s Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera to great acclaim, receiving the Dame Hilda Bracket Award for this performance from the Sadler’s Wells Trust.
He recently performed Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Winslow Hall Opera and for Opera Project in Bristol and Prologue/Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw at the Rye Festival.
William Wallace’s operatic roles also include The Mayor Albert Herring and Zweiter Preister Die Zauberflöte for the Royal College of Music International Opera School, Tybalt Roméo et Juliette (Bearwood Opera) and Gastone La Traviata (Rye Festival).
William Wallace also has extensive oratorio and concert experience performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Handel’s Messiah, Theodora, Judas Maccabeus and Acis and Galatea, Haydn's Harmoniemesse, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, Bach cantatas, Magnificat and the Passions (Evangelist and tenor arias) over the past two seasons.
William Wallace’s recent engagements include Messiah at St George’s Hanover Square for the London Handel Festival, for whom he will also sing Simeon/Judah in Joseph and his Brethren, the Winners’ Showcase and a lunchtime recital in 2017. He made his début as Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute for Mid Wales Opera in February of this year. He is currently covering the leading role of Arbante Hipermestra at Glyndebourne Festival.
William Wallace recently completed his studies at the National Opera Studio, London, generously funded by the Nelly Groner Trust. He previously graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Performance Masters (Distinction), where he studied with Tim Evans Jones and Chris Glynn.