William Meinert, bass-baritone
Praised for his “evenly produced, promising bass” (Opera News) and
"charismatic [and] exhilarating comic flair" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), WILLIAM MEINERT continues to be a proud participant of the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. In Summer 2018, William returned to Des Moines Metro Opera to cover Vodník in Dvořák's Rusalka. During the 2017-18 season, he was baritone soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Baltimore Youth Orchestra and bass soloist in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with American Bach Soloists. He also sang Uberto in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona with Commonwealth Lyric Theater, as well as Dulcamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and Le philosophe in Massenet's Chérubin at the Peabody Institute. In Summer 2017 William joined Des Moines Metro Opera, covering Mandarin (Turandot) and Bosun (Billy Budd). Highlights of previous seasons include Varlaam (Boris Godunov) with Commonwealth Lyric Theatre, Carceriere (Tosca) and Hortensius (La fille du régiment) with Opera North, Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Loudoun Lyric Opera, Aeolus and Cold Genius (King Arthur) with American Bach Soloists Academy, Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) with Old Towne Opera, and Sparafucile (Rigoletto) with Metro Opera Workshop of Detroit. Additional operatic performances include Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Colline (La bohéme), Father Peter (Hansel and Gretel) and
both Sarastro and Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte).
William has studied privately with Russell Penney, with Dolora Zajick at her Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, and currently studies with William Sharp at Peabody Institute.