Jeffrey Williams has been hailed by The Baltimore Sun as “very likable, a winning performance sung with much confidence, phrasing everything stylishly,” and the Miami Herald as possessing a “commanding, sizeable, effortless, manly baritone.” He has portrayed a wide range of characters including Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Lord Ruthven in Der Vampyr, Lionel in Maid of Orleans, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Prince Yeletsky in Pique Dame, and the titular role in Figaro, among others. Williams was a Nashville Opera Mary Ragland Young Artist and a Seagle Music Colony Young Artist. He is a frequent soloist in the oratorio and concert works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Saint-Saëns, among others. He has been part of the John Duffy Composers Institute and Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, VA, premiering operatic works of living operatic composers. Williams has received multiple awards including an Arleen Auger Memorial Fund Study Grant, the Cynthia Vernardakis Award at the Orpheus National Voice Competition, as well as being a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Mid-South Regional Finalist. He is currently on the voice faculty at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. For more information, please visit jeffreywilliamsbaritone.com.