Baritone Will Liverman, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a first-year Ryan Opera Center member. Liverman's operatic highlights include performing James Meredith/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Kommilitonen! in the work's U.S. premiere at The Juilliard School. Other Juilliard roles include Marco/Gianni Schicchi and Liberto/L'incoronazione di Poppea. As an apprentice artist at The Santa Fe Opera, Liverman covered Schaunard/La bohème and made his company debut as the Protestant Minister/Menotti's The Last Savage. The Wheaton College (IL) alumnus has appeared at the Glimmerglass Festival as the Sacristan/Tosca and Mr. Jenks/The Tender Land and at the Brevard Music Festival in the title role/Gianni Schicchi, the Speaker/The Magic Flute, and John Brooke/Adamo's Little Women. He recently made his Alice Tully Hall debut in recital with Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song as part of their "Road Trip" program. Among his accolades are Grand Finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, first prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, grand prize in the Bel Canto Foundation Competition, an Encouragement Award from the Opera Index competition, and an unprecedented three-time first-prize awards from the Chicago National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. This season at Lyric he performs in Werther (debut) and La bohème.Will Liverman is sponsored by The Pauls Foundation.
Ryan Opera Center 2012-2013 Ensemble