William Douglas John SHIMELL

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1952-09-23
Education Westminster Abbey Choir Sch, St Edward's Sch Oxford, Guildhall Sch of Music, National Opera Studio
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Style William Shimell, Esq
Career baritone; >ir< incl: Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (Glyndebourne Festival 1984, La Scala Milan 1987 and 1989, Geneva Opera 1989, Vienna Staatsoper 1990, 1993, 1994 and 1995, Zurich Opera 1990, Chicago Lyric Opera 1991, Champs Elysees Theatre Paris 1997), Marcello in La Bohème (Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1990, Vienna Staatsoper 1991, San Francisco 1993, Metropolitan NY 1996), title role in Don Giovanni (WNO 1984, ENO 1985, Amsterdam 1989 and 1992, Zurich 1991, Aix-en-Provence Festival 1993, Munich 1994, Berlin 1994, San Francisco 1995, Vienna Straatsoper 1997), Dandini in La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne Touring Opera 1983, Le Châtalet Paris 1986), Malatesta in Don Pasquale (Netherlands Opera) 1987, Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress (San Francisco Opera 1988, Opèra de Lyon 1995, Munich 2002, Metropolitan NY 2003), Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte (Covent Garden, Geneva Opera, Zurich Opera, Tokyo, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow with La Scala Co 1989), Dourlinski in Lodoiska (La Scala Milan under Riccardo Muti, also recorded live for Sony) 1991, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte (Rome 1995, Paris 1996, Metropolitan NY 1997), Sharpless in Madame Butterfly (Rome 1996, Metropolitan NY 1999 and 2002), title role in Hercules (Aix-en-Provence Festival) 2004; >ir< Joseph in Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ (with English Chamber Orch under Léger, Thames Television), Bach B minor Mass (with Chicago Symphony Orch under Sir Georg Solti, Decca), Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony (with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vernon Handley, EMI), Lambert Summer's Last Will and Testament (with English Northern Philharmonic under David Lloyd-Jones), Stravinsky Pulcinella (with Amsterdam Concertgebouw under Chailly, Decca), title role in Don Giovanni (with Vienna Philharmonic under Riccardo Muti, EMI); >ir< Certified Copy 2010, Amour 2012
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