Dr. William Gorton, tenor, has performed extensively in venues on the West Coast and sung numerous engagements around the USA and Europe. A solid and versatile singer, he has appeared with Opera Pacific, Festival Opera, Sacramento Opera, Rogue Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera, Orchestra X of Houston, Opera Santa Barbara, the Stockton Symphony in Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, the Opera Center of the San Francisco Opera, among others, and has recorded with the Russian National Orchestra.
William’s interpretive artistry has been enjoyed by audiences of the San Francisco Opera Guild and the San Francisco Opera Center in gala concerts, as well as of the Hampton Recital Foundation in Schumann’s Dichterliebe and songs of Richard Strauss. Handel’s Messiah performances such as the nationally acclaimed festival at Bethany College in Kansas, which included Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, were broadcast statewide. Oratorio credits include Verdi and Mozart’s Requiems and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. William is the recipient of several awards, including Finalist in the National Opera Association competition and Merola Opera Program auditions, and Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera. His latest roles include Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Arizona State University Opera Program, and Rodolfo in La Boheme, with Muddy River Opera company in Quincy, IL. William received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from ASU, and subsequently taught studio voice and opera at Millikin University.
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