Vocalist - Baritone
About

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 News

Baritone William Sharp will be the baritone soloist in "A Christmas Messe: A Banquet of Seasonal English Music," a concert of English holiday pieces, from Medival times to Renaissance era composers, to Yuletide classics. The concerts will be held between December 14th and 23rd at the Folger Shakespeare Library.  

Posted: Nov-9-2018
Latest Acclaim

"In 'Komm, mein Jesu,' Lemoine was joined by Sharp, providing a wonderful melding of contrasting vocal colors — hers light sparkling with optimism, his rich and dark with gloom. That dichotomy of opposites was cleverly carried over into the subsequent chorus, a delightful dialogue between the sopranos and tenors."

— The Morning Call
Posted: Sep-18-2018
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