Feargal MOstyn-Williams - Countertenor.
Feargal Mostyn-Williams is the first countertenor to become a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio.
He made his debut in the title role of Andrei Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice for Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
He recently completed a Masters at the Royal College of Music studying with Russell Smythe, where he was as an RCM Scholar supported by the Yvonne Wells Award, the Sylvia Harris Fund and the Josephine Baker Trust. Prior to this he was a choral scholar at King’s College Cambridge.
Current and future projects include Akhnaten (cover) Akhnaten, Glass - English National Opera, Jonathan Dove’s Seven Angels at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Unulfo (cover) Rodelinda for English National Opera, the world premiere of The Judas Passion - Sally Beamish with the OAE, The Messiah in York Minster and Arundel Cathedral.
His roles at the National Opera Studio are Orfeo - Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice and Angel 1/The Boy - Benjamin, Written on Skin. NOS scenes with Opera North included Bertarido Rodelinda and Orlando Orlando. Scenes with Scottish Opera included The Astrologer The Golden Cockerel, Rimsky-Korsakov, and scenes with Welsh National Opera: Oberon, Britten A Midsummer night’s Dream, Arsamenes, Handel Xerxes, and The Cherub, Langer Figaro abets a Divorce.
In the '16-'17 season he returned to Opera Holland Park as the Cheshire Cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as well as covering both the role of Athamas Semele as an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera, and Antonio The Merchant of Venice for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
His other roles include creating Kai Killer Graphics (Têtê à têtê/RCM), Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RCM, Surrey Opera), Didymus Theodora (Atelier Lyrique de Londres, RCM), Ottone L’Incoronazione di Poppea (RCM Opera Scenes).
His concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus; Bach St Matthew Passion and Geist und Seele BWV35; Orff Carmina Burana; Vivaldi Gloria; 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.