Will Liverman, baritone

October 28, 2021, 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall
"The velvet-voiced baritone Will Liverman is out to make the classical music canon more inclusive..." —Tom Huizenga, NPR
$25 general admission
$10 non-UR students and youth 18 and under
Free UR students

Called “a voice for this historic moment” (The Washington Post), Virginia-born baritone Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for compelling performances, while making significant debuts at opera houses across the world. The recipient of the prestigious 2020 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, Will Liverman brings a breadth of genres to the stage with equal authority and beauty.

He will star in the Metropolitan Opera’s reopening production of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones in fall 2021, in addition to reprising his roles in Akhnaten (Horemhab) and The Magic Flute (Papageno) during the Met’s 2021-22 season. Liverman commissioned Okepholo’s Two Black Churches, which he recently performed to great acclaim at his Kennedy Center recital. His new opera The Factotum, written together with DJ/recording artist K -Rico, is in process with Lyric Opera of Chicago. In February 2021, Liverman released Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.

For his Modlin Center recital, he will feature a mixed program that honors and celebrates Black composers for their works and contributions in the classical field, as well as highlighting the classical art song repertoire.

Support funded in part by the Cultural Affairs Committee and Department of Music.


Vocal Master Class with Will Liverman, Fri. October 29, time and location to be confirmed, open to observation.


Will Liverman’s Website

Will Liverman ‘Dreams of A New Day’ For Black Composer – NPR

Creating The Factotum – Lyric Opera of Chicago follows the development of Will Liverman’s new opera with DJ/recording artist K-Rico and inspired by Barber of Seville