Biography

Aged 23, Baritone William Diggle has performed extensively both in the UK and internationally. Notable international engagements include: a recital in the Tsaritsyno Palace, Moscow, where he performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe; and, Italian opera scenes in Liguria, Italy, where he played Belcore from L’elisir d’amore, Guglielmo from Cosi Fan Tutte, Riccardo from I puritani and the Count from Le Nozze Di Figaro. In addition, back in the UK, William played Bartley in a production of Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea and performed scenes as Sid from Britten’s Albert Herring and Figaro from Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro. More recently, William in August 2017 covered the role of Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti with The New Generation Opera, in Florence Italy. William has been invited back for the 2018 Summer season, where he will be covering Masetto from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Whilst performing around the world, William Diggle achieved a First with Honours in his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music. In September 2017, William started his masters at the Royal College of Music, continuing his training with vocal professor Russell Smythe, and vocal coach Jo Ramadan.

Outside of William’s formal education, William is a young artist with Nevill Holt Opera, where last year he was in the chorus in their production of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love and Verdi’s Rigoletto. This year he covered the role of Angelotti from Puccini’s Tosca, as well as performing in the chorus. Through Nevill Holt Opera, William was invited to the Royal Opera House for a coaching with the artistic director of the Jette Parker, David Gowland.

Whilst at the Royal College of Music, William generously sponsored by the South Square Trust.

Will Diggle - Baritone