Baritone William Berger has distinguished himself internationally as a singer of the highest calibre, praised for his rich timbre and charismatic stage presence. He is a graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and an alumnus of the Young Singers Programme at English National Opera.
William’s operatic career has led him to perform at the Liceu Barcelona, Opéra de Toulon, Lucerne Opera, Opera Vlaanderen, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh International Festival. In concert he has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Sadler’s Wells and Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall; with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Early Opera Company, Philharmonia Baroque San Francisco, Ulster Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Concert, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, La Nuova Musica, and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias. His recital performances have include the Wigmore Hall, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Lucerne Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival and on tour in Germany with Julius Drake at the Munich Gasteig, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and Berlin Konzerthaus.
His extensive discography includes his debut album Insomnia: A Nocturnal Voyage in Song (with Iain Burnside, Delphian DCD34116); Hommage à Trois, a collection of arias by Mozart, Haydn and Cimarosa that was described by International Record Review as ‘one of the most delightful recital discs of the past year’; Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and The Triumph of Time and Truth (both with Ludus Baroque, Delphian DCD34094 and DCD34135), Samson and Dettingen Te Deum, as well as DVDs of Handel’s Admeto and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione de Poppea. William was the winner of the Recital Special Prize at the 2010 Ernst Haefliger Competition in Switzerland.