Chrystal E. Williams
Chrystal E. Williams’s (she/her) current and future engagements include NEFERTITI Akhnaten English National Opera, a return to the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Carmen and El Niño and a world premiere by John Glover and Kelley Rourke Carnegie Hall with American Composers Orchestra. She created the role of REBECCA PARKER Charlie Parker’s Yardbird for Opera Philadelphia and has since sung with numerous companies including Seattle Opera and Pittsburgh Opera. Chrystal has performed at venues such as Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera Delaware, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera North (UK), Bard Summerscape, Birmingham Opera Company (UK) and Minnesota Opera performing roles such as FRICKA Das Rheingold, CHARLOTTE Werther, LINDA in Weill’s Lost in the Stars, Carmen (title Role), CARLOTTA Die Schweigsame Frau, STEWARDESS Dove’s Flight. As a concert soloist, Ms. Williams recently sang Dett’s The Ordering of Moses City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut under Yannick Nézet- Séguin in Bach’s Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150. She has also performed with Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Egypt), Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), Springfield Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Projects, Virginia Symphony, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Master Chorale. She is an alumna of the Academy of Vocal Arts and holds a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.