Soprano Bryony Williams, new to the Operatunity stage, will be performing in our first show of 2018, Luck of the Irish, touring the country 22 Jan – Feb 23.
Born in Canterbury, England, Bryony has had a highly successful music career in both England and New Zealand. Studying at the New Zealand School of Music, Bryony completed a Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Voice. She has performed several famous roles such as Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role in Handel’s Alcina, Ino in Semele, and most recently Mary in Mary Poppins with the New Plymouth Operatic Society. Bryony has also performed all over the world in multiple venues and occasions, including the Sydney Opera House, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Oxford Lieder Festival, a UK and Ireland tour performing La Traviata, and the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in Der Rosenkavalier.
Bryony has been awarded many times for her outstanding talent, receiving scholarships from the IFAC Australian Singing Competition and the Sir John Fisher Foundation, and was the winner of the 2013 Frederic Cox Award and the Joyce & Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss.
Currently, Bryony is back in England rehearsing for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, before returning to New Zealand in the New Year for the Luck of the Irish tour!
Bryony will accompany Sue & John, Bonnie, Karl, violinist Jess Hindin and pianist Paul Carnegie-Jones when we kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish! With Irish dancing, famous haunting ballads, funny ditties and limericks, singalongs, Irish jokes and mad fiddling, the Luck of the Irish promises to be a show to please anyone who has Irish in their blood or a little bit of Irish in their hearts!
Touring in 23 venues across New Zealand Jan 22 – Feb 23