Will Liverman


Will Liverman By: Jaclyn Simpson

Called “a voice for this historic moment” (The Washington Post), baritone Will Liverman stars in the Met Opera’s reopening production of Fire Shut Up In My Bones in fall 2021. He is the recipient of the 2020 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, 2019 Richard Tucker Career Grant, and Sphinx Medal of Excellence. Following a summer at Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Aspen Music Festival, highlights of his 2021-22 season include Fire Shut Up In My Bones with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Park Avenue Armory’s Recital Series, Florence Price's Song to the Dark Virgin with Chicago Sinfonietta, Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Dallas Opera, and Akhnaten (Horemhab) and The Magic Flute (Papageno) at the Met. His new opera The Factotum, written together with DJ/recording artist K. Rico, is in process with Lyric Opera of Chicago. In February 2021, Cedille released Will’s Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. Whither Must I Wander (Odradek), with pianist Jonathan King, was named one of the Chicago Tribune’s “best classical recordings of 2020.” Performance highlights include starring as the first ever Black Papageno the Metropolitan Opera’s holiday production of The Magic Flute, in addition to its premiere of Akhnaten (Horemhab); Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) with Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, and Madison Opera; and The Love of Three Oranges (Pantalone) with Opera Philadelphia.