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American baritone Leon Williams has won top prizes in the Naumburg, Joy-in-Singing, and Lola Wilson Hayes Competitions and enjoys a busy and highly successful career, with engagements including Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Honolulu Symphony and The Florida Orchestra), Orff’s Carmina Burana (The Florida Orchestra, Baltimore, Reading, Alabama, Westchester, Grand Rapids, Jacksonville, Hartford and Colorado Symphonies, National Philharmonic, Berkshire Choral Festival), Britten’s War Requiem, the Mozart and Fauré Requiems and Haydn’s The Creation with the Colorado Symphony; Vaughan-Williams’s A Sea Symphony with the Portland, Grand Rapids and Illinois symphonies and The Florida Orchestra; Fauré’s Requiem with Raymond Leppard and the Kansas City Symphony; Brahms’s Requiem with the Alabama and Santa Barbara symphonies; Haydn’s Il Ritorno di Tobia and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the American Symphony Orchestra; and Weill’s Lindberghflug with Dennis Russell Davies and the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He appears widely in recital and, a much-in-demand Porgy and Bess principal, he has sung Jake with the Boston Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as with the Dallas Opera.

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