Born in rural South Wales, William Branston is a Welsh speaker with a master’s degree and performance diploma in Opera and Vocal studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK) and the International Opera Academy (Gent, Belgium).
He is currently working as a freelance tenor in the UK and Europe singing in the chorus at the La Monnaie De Munt Opera House, with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Gent and as a permanent member of the Vlaams Radiokoor.
In his spare time William has many hobbies including maintaining a thriving houseplant collection, reading, laser dinghy sailing, web development & graphic design and playing waterpolo!
Liberto – the messenger demanding Seneca’s suicide – may have only a single, shining Montiverdian instant, but William Branston’s generous tenor made the most of it.
– Christopher Webber
We are further treated to a superb Lucano (as well as Liberto and Littore) from William Branston, whose voice and acting alike are utterly compelling: his “Mori felice” was hugely affecting.
– Charlotte Valori
William Branston [was] strong as the forcibly maturing Rodolfo
– Ken Walton
…with formidable voice and matching passion [was] tenor William Branston as Tebaldo.
– Trevor Howell