William Towers read English at Cambridge University and was a postgraduate scholar at the Royal Academy of Music. He appeared extensively as a soloist in Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata Pilgrimage and his performances in the complete Bach series have been issued on CD.

His opera engagements have included Medoro (Handel Orlando) and Farnace (Mozart Mitridate Redi Ponto) for the Royal Opera House CoventGarden; Oberon (Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Teatro La Fenice Venice, Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Teatro Municipale Valli Reggio Emilia, Staatsoper Hanover, for the Royal Opera at the Linbury, and for the Aldeburgh Festival; Apollo(Britten Death in Venice) for La Monnaie Brussels, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Luxembourg Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Prague State Opera, Aldeburgh Festival, Oper Frankfurt and the Bregenz Festival; Ottone (Handel Agrippina), Ruggiero(Vivaldi Orlando Furioso) and Egeo (Handel Teseo)for Frankfurt; Ottone (Handel Ottone) and Ozia (Scarlatti La Guiditta) at the Casa da Musica Porto; Orfeo (Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice) in Monte-Carlo; Ottone (Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea) for the Teatro Real Madrid and Frankfurt; Orlando(Handel Orlando) at the Goettingen Festival, at the Drottningholm Theatre and with the Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco; Giunio (PorporaL’Agrippina)for the Barber Institute; Poro (Handel Poro) at the Goettingen Festival; Giulio Cesare(Handel Giulio Cesare) for Gothenburg Opera; Unulfo (Handel Rodelinda) for the Bolshoi Moscow; Marco Fabio (Caldara Lucio Papirio Dittatore) for Buxton International Festival; Radamisto (Handel Radamisto) for English Touring Opera; Cristiano Mago (Handel Rinaldo) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Lotario (Handel Lotario) for the London Handel Festival; and Eustazio (Handel Rinaldo) for Grange Park Opera.

Recent highlights have included William’s role debut as the Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, Victoria Canada, and reprising the role of Cristiano Mago in Rinaldo for Glyndebourne Festival Opera on tour. William’s solo disc Handelian Pyrotechnics with the Armonico Consort on Signum Classics was released April 2021. 

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William Towers

''The star of the evening is William Towers, the counter-tenor in the title role: tall, commanding, and physically expressive, he sings with a refined musicality, and a delicacy of sound which for most of the time conceals the power held in reserve''

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When: Saturday 9 December 2023

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Stratforfd-upon-Avon

Performing: Handel’s Messiah