Sir Willard White’s illustrious career has taken him to the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls throughout the world, and this summer he will be at the Devizes Arts Festival.
Now audiences have the opportunity to share an evening with Sir Willard as he reminisces about his life on stage & screen and sings some of the songs that have been important to him from the Nat King Cole of his youth in Jamaica, through the first truly complete recording of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in 1976 to the songs that made the Bass-Baritone singer Paul Robeson famous in the 1920s and ‘30s.
“Pity anyone who appears on the same platform as baritone Willard White. He has so much presence he can eclipse an entire symphony orchestra and chorus with a mere twitch of an eyebrow.” - Guardian
“What a joy it was to welcome the massively experienced Sir Willard White as Mephistopheles. His acting was a joy, and his voice as its best was miraculous” - Seen and Heard International
Sir Willard will be accompanied by the Kymaera guitar duo comprising Shane Hill and Simon James who have been performing together for over twenty years. Highlights of the partnership which features guitarists Shane Hill and Simon James have included appearing with the classical vocal legend Maria Ewing as well as the late UK jazz vocal legend Frank Holder.
Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions, join one of the best-loved and most versatile opera stars of the last 40 years, Sir Willard White.
Date: Saturday 3rd June 2023
Venue: Corn Exchange
Booking link: https://www.devizesartsfestival.org.uk/an-evening-with-sir-willard-white-with-the-kymaera-duo/