Harold Williams

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1976

About Harold Williams:

Harold John Williams MBE (3 September 1893 – 5 June 1976) was a leading Australian baritone and music teacher. Born in Sydney, he enjoyed a long and successful career in England and his native country, performing in opera, oratorio and concerts and giving radio broadcasts.

Williams was born on 3 September 1893 at Woollahra, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, the third child of Owen Williams, a Victorian-born plumber, and his Scottish wife Isabella, née Wylie. Leaving Woollahra Superior Public School at 14, Harold worked as a messenger-boy, then as a railway stores clerk. He sang with the Waverley Methodist Church choir as a boy soprano and later an amateur baritone; but he found that 'football and cricket were the most absorbing affairs of my life'. He played for Waverley Cricket Club (1906–15) and Rugby Union as a wing-three-quarter with the Eastern Suburbs team, representing New South Wales against New Zealand in August 1914.

On 24 July 1915, during World War I, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Before leaving Australia, he became engaged to Miss Doris Price, another member of the Waverley Methodist Church choir. He was sent to Europe aboard the troop transport Argyllshire in May 1916, having been made a corporal with the 9th Field Ambulance section. During the voyage, his vigorous delivery of ballads became popular fare with his fellow soldiers at shipboard entertainments. After military training in England, he was promoted to sergeant and sent to France with his unit in November 1916, seeing action at Armentières. In January 1917, he was transferred at General William Birdwood's request to an entertainment unit, known as the 'Anzac Coves'. He then rejoined the 9th Field Ambulance in March, saw action at Passchendaele and Messines, and was appointed regimental quartermaster-sergeant.

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Harold Williams

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ecco ridente in cielo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
2Se il mio nome saper Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
3Willow, Tit-Willow Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
4Pace e gioia sia con voi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Bartolo
5Ehi di casa buona gente Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23-1

Type: quartetVoice: cA/Mz T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count/Basilio/Figaro
6Ah! qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro/Rosina
7Ora mi sento meglio Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Bartolo
8Fredda ed immobile Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-2

Type: Voice: Br T B cA/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Bartolo/Rosina/Berta
9Ma signor ma un dottor Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio
10Finora in questa camera Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berta/Count
11Ah! ah che bella vita Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
12Alfine eccoci qua Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
13Buona sera mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.10-2

Type: quintetVoice: Br T B cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Basilio/Rosina/Bartolo
14Insomma mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Bartolo
15Ah! disgraziato Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Rosina
16Ma vedi il mio destino Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
17Insomma io ho tutti Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Figaro/Basilio
18Bravo signor barbiere Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Figaro/Count
19Ah! che ne dite? Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
20Mille grazie mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fiorello
21Gente indiscreta Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fiorello
22Ma bravi ma benone Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Rosina
23Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
24Ah! barbiere d'inferno Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio
25Fermi tutti nessun si mova Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B B cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio/Rosina/Count
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