Vocalist - Baritone

Baritone William Sharp is a consummate artist possessing the rare combination of vocal beauty, sensitivity and charisma. 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," Mr. 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. His 2013-14 season engagements include an evening of songs by John Musto with New York Festival of Song, and in 2014-15 he is engaged to sing Bach’s Cantatas No. 32 and 49 with the Dryden Ensemble.

Posted: May-7-2014
Latest Acclaim

“Baritone William Sharp … brought drama and expression to Bach’s cantata arias. Clearly at ease with them, Sharp was a picture of reassurance in vocal duets.... Mr. Sharp demonstrated [his] technique in the coloratura sections of the aria selection for Cantata No. 57.... [He] sang with character and showed himself to be a real storyteller.”

— Town Topics
Posted: Jan-28-2015
Latest Recording
Monsigny and Sedaine's brilliant opéra-comique Le Déserteur, was an immediate and lasting success for its melodic charms and musical variety, its blend of comedy with moments of great sentiment and pathos, and its intellectual radicalism prefiguring the humanitarian ideas of the 19th century Romantics. This recording features the musical items only from this forerunner of the ‘rescue' opera, in which the heroine Louise extricates her fiancé Alexis from prison and a death sentence. A written explanation of the action between the airs is provided in the booklet.
Posted: Jan-8-2011