46. Roderick Williams in Conversation
20 October 2019, 10:00 - 10:45
Philip Bullock interviews Roderick Williams on his life, career and favourite music over coffee and pastries, in the beautiful rooftop restaurant of the Ashmolean Museum.
BaritoneRoderick Williams is active in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital, encompassing a repertoire from the baroque to world premieres. In 2016 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the year award. Opera engagements have included for Royal Opera House Covent Garden Schaunard/La bohème and Ned Keene/Peter Grimes; for English National Opera Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Pollux in Rameau’s Castor and Pollux, and Jaufre Rudel in Saariaho’s L’amour de loin ,as well as world premie... Read Full Biography
SpeakerPhilip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford, Fellow in Tutor in Russian at Wadham College, and Director of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). He read French, German and Russian at Durham University, before completing a DPhil in Russian Literature at Oxford, and held organ scholarships at both universities during his studies. His research has been supported by postdoctoral and mid-career fellowships from the British Academy, as well as research fellowships at the Institutes o... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....