Cook’s Tours

Sunday 27 August @ 3.00PM FREE

Interview: Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams is everything that an international singer ought to be with a Welsh father and a Jamaican mother. (What music there must have been about his cradle!) After graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music in London, he has enjoyed an illustrious career in both the opera house with English National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as well as the concert platform. But the performance that everyone remembers was at the Last Night of the Proms in 2014. Immaculate in white tie and tails he resisted the temptation, as he put it, “to dress as Britannia and wave a Jamaican flag”.