WILLIAM POWERS, Bass-baritone, is an area resident — born in Chicago, and raised in the suburbs. Following military service, he moved to New York after becoming a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, which led to many other performing opportunities around the world. Powers’ deep voice has him stereo-typically cast as the “villain”, and he has been “booed and hissed” in over 100 operatic roles for over 40 years — most recently as “Zacaria” in NABUCCO for Paris, “Scarpia” for Los Angeles, and “Wolfsheim” for the world premier of THE GREAT GATSBY for the Metropolitan in NY. Mr. Powers is widely recorded: his operatic anthologies, ROGUES and VILLAINS, and THE WORST WILLIAM POWERS, and a collection of Broadway favorites, GOOD RENDITIONS, are available from Centaur Records at Amazon.com, or as down-load on You Tube at “William Powers, Baritone”. Also on You Tube, one may view Powers’ recent portrayal of the tortured “King Philip” in a new video release of Verdi’s great operatic drama at, Wichita Grand Opera, DON CARLO, 2015.
William Powers teaches and coaches from his home studio in Lake Barrington, and welcomes serious students of all ages.
Find out more about William Powers at www.wpbaritone.com.