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 perform J.S. Bach's Cantatas 87, 154, and selected arias in a concert with the Dryden Ensemble on October 20th and 21st. Alongside mezzo-soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith and tenor Jason McStoots, Mr. Sharp will perform these lesser-known masterpieces with the Dryden Ensemble, made up of 9 members, all performing on period instruments.

Posted: Sep-21-2018
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