Feargal Mostyn-Williams - Countertenor
Feargal Mostyn-Williams was the first countertenor Young Artist at the National Opera Studio. He made his debut as the title role of Andrei Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice for Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
Current and future projects include:
Akhnaten (cover) Akhnaten, Glass - English National Opera ~ Joad Athalia, Handel - Konzertchor-Darmstadt ~ St John Passion, Bach with Simon Rattle, Peter Sellars and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment ~ Piero Seven Angels, Dove - Victoria and Albert Museum ~ Marie Stopes, Dear Marie Stopes, Alex Mills - Têtê à têtê Festival ~ Unulfo (cover) Rodelinda - English National Opera ~ the world premiere of The Judas Passion - Sally Beamish with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment ~ The Messiah in York Minster, Arundel Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral.
Other roles include Cheshire Cat Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Opera Holland Park ~ Kai Killer Graphics, Têtê à têtê Festival, Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream National Opera Studio, Didymus Theodora Royal College of Music, Ottone L’Incoronazione di Poppea RCM Opera Scenes.
He has also covered both Athamas Semele for Garsington Opera, and Antonio The Merchant of Venice for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Studied roles at the National Opera Studio were:
Orfeo - Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice and Angel 1/The Boy - Benjamin, Written on Skin. Performed scenes with Opera North, Scottish Opera, and Welsh National Opera included; Bertarido Rodelinda, Orlando Orlando - Handel ~ The Astrologer The Golden Cockerel - Rimsky-Korsakov ~ Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Oberon ~ Arsamenes Xerxes - Handel ~ The Cherub Figaro gets a Divorce, Langer.
His concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Theodora, Athalia; Bach St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Mass in B Minor and Geist und Seele BWV35; Orff Carmina Burana; Vivaldi Gloria, Nisi Dominus; Purcell Te Deum and Come Ye Sons of Art; Bernstein Chichester Psalms; Britten Abraham and Isaac and The Journey of the Magi; Korngold V Lieder Op.38; Schumann Liederkreis Op.39; and virtuosic arias and cantatas written for Farinelli.
He is dedicated to expanding the appeal and repertoire of the Countertenor voice and has taken part in masterclasses on operatic repertoire with Ann Murray DBE, James Bowman, Andreas Scholl, Michael Chance, Lawrence Zazzo, Deborah York, as well as on Bach Obbligato Arias with Masaaki Suzuki and on Schumann Liederkreis Op. 39 at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Sarah Walker, and cross-cultural concerts in the Indian Himalayas. He has a particular ability in Contemporary music, and a strong affinity with Lute Song.
His recordings include 'Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb' (King’s College Cambridge) and 'Veneer' with the Graham Fitkin Band. He is also a member of the National Centre for Circus Arts practicing Acrobalance.