Born in rural South Wales, William Branston is a Welsh speaker with a master’s degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK) and a performance diploma in Opera and Vocal studies from the International Opera Academy (Gent, Belgium).
He is currently working as a freelance tenor in the UK and Europe. As well as being an active soloist, he also sings at La Monnaie De Munt Opera House in Brussels, with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Gent, and as a permanent member of the Vlaams Radiokoor.
In his spare time, William enjoys maintaining a thriving houseplant collection, reading, laser dinghy sailing, web development & graphic design, and playing waterpolo. He is also the Marketing and Social Media Manager for Waterperry Opera Festival in the UK.
“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