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William Shimell (Laurent Thurin Nal)

William Shimell

William Shimell is one of Britain's most accomplished operatic baritones. Since beginning his career in the United Kingdom he has earned an international reputation and has sung in the world's leading opera houses. As Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, William Shimell has appeared at La Scala, Milan under Riccardo Muti, at the Vienna Staatsoper and Paris Bastille, in Geneva, Zurich, Munich, Chicago, Madrid and Glyndebourne.He has sung Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at Covent Garden, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo and, on tour with La Scala, at the Bolshoi in Moscow, and has gone on to sing Don Alfonso in Rome, at Covent Garden, Hamburg, the Aix Festival, Paris (Opera Garnier) and the Metropolitan Opera New York.William Shimell is well known for his interpretations of Don Giovanni, which he first sang in Britain for Welsh National Opera and ENO, and has since sung in opera houses throughout the world, including Amsterdam and Zurich (with Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, Vienna Staatsoper, Madrid, San Francisco, Lyon and the Aix Festival.

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