William Sharp has been praised by the New York Times as a “sensitive and subtle singer,” who is able to evoke “the special character of every song that he sings,” and continues to garner critical acclaim for his work in concert, recital, opera, and recordings.
Recent career highlights include an evening of songs by John Musto with New York Festival of Song; singing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under Marin Alsop, in Copland’s Old American Songs; creating the role of Cosimo in the world premiere of John Musto’s The Inspector with Wolf Trap Opera to rave reviews; performing in the world premiere of Amichai Songs by David Froom for the River Concert Series in Maryland; and singing Bach, Bernstein, Britten, and Paulus compositions with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, including the recordings Saint John Passion and Songs of Hope.
Other recent engagements include the Boston Early Music Festival in the world premiere of Graupner’s Antiochus und Stratonica, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin in Scott Wheeler’s The Palace at Four A.M., the National Philharmonic in Brahms’s Requiem, and the Cathedral Choral Society in Britten’s War Requiem. William Sharp is the winner of several prestigious awards, including the 1987 Carnegie Hall International Music Competition. A highly respected recording artist, Mr. Sharp received a 1990 Grammy Award for his recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles with the New York Festival of Song and recorded Gershwin’s Songs and Duets with soprano Judith Kaye and pianist Steven Bluer.