Vocalist - Baritone

Baritone William Sharp is a consummate artist possessing the rare combination of vocal beauty, sensitivity and charisma. Praised by the New York Times as a "sensitive and subtle singer" who is able to evoke "the special character of every song that he sings," Mr. Sharp has earned a reputation as a singer of great versatility and continues to garner critical acclaim for his work in concerts, recitals, operas and recordings. In 2014-15 he sang Bach’s Cantatas No. 32 and 49 with the Dryden Ensemble and returned to the Bach Choir of Bethlehem as soloist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor and selected cantatas.


Posted: May-18-2015
Latest Acclaim

“William Sharp, in a perfectly judged performance, found just the right blend of insouciance, pensiveness, and droll self-mockery as the composer’s spokesman. His suave and subtly muscular tone, earnest gestures, and quizzically amused expressions illuminated the lively and varied contours of the piece.... As ironic and light-fingered as Les Femmes was for much of the way, Sharp and an ensemble of four (flute, violin, viola de gamba, and harpsichord) found some richly shadowed terrain along the way. An ode to sleep (‘Son of the night and of silence/Father of the sweetest peace’) took on a meditative cast. Sharp’s jaunty phrasing in a final recitative brought out the bright affirming rhymes of Pierre-Charles Roy’s French text.”

— San Francisco Classical Voice
Posted: Aug-11-2015
Latest Recording
Monsigny and Sedaine's brilliant opéra-comique Le Déserteur, was an immediate and lasting success for its melodic charms and musical variety, its blend of comedy with moments of great sentiment and pathos, and its intellectual radicalism prefiguring the humanitarian ideas of the 19th century Romantics. This recording features the musical items only from this forerunner of the ‘rescue' opera, in which the heroine Louise extricates her fiancé Alexis from prison and a death sentence. A written explanation of the action between the airs is provided in the booklet.
Posted: Jan-8-2011