Baritone Will Pate is studying with Alexander Ashworth and Matthew Fletcher

He is grateful for the generosity of the Mills-Williams Award, which supports his studies.

Will was awarded the Clifton Singing Prize for his MA Final Recital and was highly commended in the Major Van Someren-Godfery Prize for English Song. Recent operatic roles include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Le fauteuil and L’arbre in L’enfant et les sortilèges (Royal Academy Opera); Ormonte in Partenope (Hampstead Garden Opera); and scenes from L’italiana in Algeri, Albert Herring, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro and Gianni Schicchi.

Will performs widely as an oratorio soloist, and last year sang in concerts at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. He is a member of the Academy’s Song Circle and has performed in song recitals at the Italian Cultural Institute and in several ‘Bach the European’ concerts, working with Trevor Pinnock and John Butt. Will previously studied French at Magdalen College, Oxford, and on the Master’s course at the Academy.

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