British tenor Ryan Williams is currently a member of Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of Caitlin Hulcup and Iain Ledingham.
In October 2014, he graduated from the University of Chichester with a first class honours degree in music performance. After University Ryan spent 2 years on the choral scholarship scheme at Portsmouth Cathedral and went on to receive a Masters in Music from the Royal Academy of Music.
Ryan is a highly experienced Choral singer, highlights of which include being member of the inaugural Voces8 Scholarship programme, working with the Gabrieli Consort, The King’s Consort and being a member of the Philharmonia Chorus.
As a soloist, Ryan has performed Oratorio works such as Handel Messiah, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Mozart Requiem, Bach B minor Mass, Haydn Nelson Mass, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, and he performed regularly with the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Music Foundation’s Bach Cantata Series. This year, Ryan performed the role of Evangelist for Bach's St. Matthew Passion conducted by Trevor Pinnock, and toured South Korea with the Dudok Ensemble performing the same work.
In 2015 Ryan was a member Glyndebourne Opera Academy under Mary King, which inspired his passion for opera. Ryan’s operatic roles include La théière, Le petit vieillard, La rainette (L’enfant et les sortilege) Jupiter (Semele), Basilio/Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro), Acis (Acis & Galatea) Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Tamino (The Magic Flute). His chorus roles include Venus & Adonis, Dido & Aeneas, The Gondoliers, Orphée aux Enfers (RAO), Tristan und Isolde covering Sailor, Fidelio and Der Fliegende Holländer (Longborough Festival Opera).
Future appearances include le Duc (Chérubin) and Albert Herring, both with Royal Academy Opera.
Ryan is generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, the John and Heather Clemence Charitable Trust and the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation.