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William Joyner, Tenor
Biography

One of the most sought after tenors on the international scene, William Joyner has performed with more than 40 opera companies and symphony orchestras.  In the U.S., he has appeared with The Washington Opera (Don Jose in Carmen, Faust in Boito's Mefistofele, Rodolfo in La Boheme, the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier), the New York City Opera (Don Jose and Rodolfo), the Houston Grand Opera (Faust in Boito's Mefistofele), Austin Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Pittsburgh Opera (Don Jose), Minnesota Opera (Cavaradossi in Tosca, Rodolfo and the Duke in Rigoletto), Austin Lyric Opera (Don Jose), Florida Grand Opera (Don Jose, the Duke of Mantua, Macduff in Macbeth, Stiva in Anna Karenina), Florentine Opera (Rodolfo), Cleveland Opera (Duke of Mantua), Indianapolis Opera (Pinkerton, Rodolfo and Cavaradossi), Madison Opera (Gustavo in Un Ballo in Maschera and the title role in Glass' Galileo), New Orleans Opera (Don Jose), Opera Omaha (Cavaradossi), Orlando Opera (Don Jose and Alfredo in La Traviata), Opera Carolina (Don Jose and Pinkerton), Kentucky Opera (Nadir in Les Pecheurs des Perles, Nicias in Thais), Opera Memphis (Duke of Mantua) and the Sarasota Opera as well as with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.  In Canada, he has appeared with Calgary Opera (Radames in Aida, Alfredo, Don Jose and the title role in Les Contes d'Hoffman) and with Opera Lyra Ottawa (Romeo in Romeo et Juliette).  In South America, he has appeared with the Teatro Muncipal in Santiago, Chile (Faust and Don Jose). 

In Europe, Mr. Joyner has enjoyed success the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (des Grieux in Massenet's Manon), the Rome Opera (Jimmy Mahoney in Weill's Mahagonny), Cagliari Opera (Don Jose), the Opéra National de Paris (title role in Gounod's Faust, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Malatestino in Francesca da Rimini), Opera de Monte Carlo (also Malatestino), Opera National de Lyon (title role in Gounod's Faust), Theatre du Capitole Toulouse (Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Don Jose and the title role in Berlioz' Le Damnation du Faust), the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Zen in Eliot Carter's What's Next), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (title role in Gounod's Faust), Semper Opera Dresden (title role in Berlioz's Le Damnation du Faust), Teatro Massimo Palermo (Danilo in The Merry Widow, title role in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette), Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Ruggiero in La Rondine),  Teatro Massimo di Bellini di Catania (Arturo in La Straniera and Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress), Teatro Comunale di Bologna (title role in Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande), the Teatro Regio di Parma (Don Jose), the Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venice (Nicias in Thaïs), Teatro Real de Madrid (des Grieux), Oper Frankfurt (Pinkerton, des Grieux, Schubert's Fierrabras), and Oper Graz (Pinkerton).  He has also been engaged by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Bacchus.

Mr. Joyner's concert repertoire includes Verdi's Requiem, which he has performed under the baton of Georges Prêtre at the Arena di Verona, Mozart's Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Dvoràk's Requiem, Händel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Liszt's Eine Faust Symphonie, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, in which he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic led by Kurt Masur.


 
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