Jacob Will
bass-baritone | United States of America, °1957
SINGING 1988 : Fourth Prize
Bass-baritone Jacob Will made his New York Philharmonic debut as soloist in the American Premiere of the Messa per Rossini, a performance televised live nationwide. An experienced concert artist, Jacob Will has appeared with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladamir Ashkenazy and with the Cabrillo Festival under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies. He has sung with the San Francisco Symphony in the St. Matthew Passion, with the International Bach Festival of Schaffhausen, Switzerland in the St. John Passion, and with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra in Frank Martin's Le mystère de la Nativité. He has also recorded Cherubini’s Messe solennelle under Helmuth Rilling and Zemlinsky’s Kleider Machen Leute under Ralf Weikert.

Jacob Will has sung for many years with the Zürich Opera, appearing in roles such as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Mustafa in L'Italiana in Algeri, and Colline in La Boheme. Other companies with which he has appeared include the New York City Opera as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Vancouver Opera as Oroveso in Norma, the Bavarian State Opera as Samuel in Un Ballo in Maschera and the San Francisco Opera as Masetto in Don Giovanni.

A native of Hartsville, South Carolina, Jacob Will attended Furman University and graduated from the University of South Carolina and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He participated in the Merola and Adler Fellowship Programs of the San Francisco Opera and has been a prizewinner in various international singing competitions including the Munich Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
Final (28/05/1988)
Jacques Ibert Chanson du Duc (Chansons de Don Quichotte)
Gustav Mahler Um Mitternacht (G minor) (7 Lieder aus letzter Zeit)
Roger Quilter O mistress mine (Shakespeare Songs op. 6)
Giuseppe Verdi Che mai vegg'io - Infelice ! E tuo credevi (Ernani)
Carl Maria von Weber Schweig, schweig (Der Freischütz)
Jacob Will, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Sylvain Cambreling
Jozef De Beenhouwer, pianist accompanist
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