Baritone William Sharp has earned a reputation as a singer of great versatility and continues to garner critical acclaim for his work in concerts, recitals, operas and recordings.
In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Sharp performed a program of Schoenberg and Eisler with the PostClassical Ensemble at the Washington National Cathedral, with a reprisal later in the season with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Bethlehem Bach Festival with performances of the Mass in B Minor, and Cantatas 21, 106 and 156. He returns to the Washington Cathedral with the PostClassical Ensemble in the 2018-19 season, in a concert entitled "I Sing the Body Electoral: Celebrating Walt Whitman". He then joins the South Dakota Symphony as soloist in a program of Dvořák, Gershwin and Ives.
In the summer of 2017, William Sharp joined Brevard Festival in a recital of music by Weill and Schoenberg. Mr. Sharp’s recent engagements included a return to the Bethlehem Bach Festival for a series of Bach Cantatas and his Mass in B Minor; joining the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in works by Charles Ives; singing Bach’s Cantatas No. 32 and 49 with the Dryden Ensemble; and an evening of songs by John Musto with New York Festival of Song.
His recent career highlights include singing as soloist 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 as soloist in the world premiere of “Amichai Songs” by David Froom for the River Concert Series (Maryland); and singing Bach, Bernstein, Britten and Paulus compositions with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem.