Artist Spotlight - Stage Scenes
Jorell Williams discusses his background, the current state of the arts, and how he became a quick study with a wide range.
OPERA OMAHA - DON PASQUALE
(Photo by Opera Omaha)
"Jorell Williams gives a tour de force performance as Don Pasquale. Pasquale isn’t really a bad person. His problem is that he’s so used to being the boss that he can’t acknowledge any viewpoint outside of his own. Williams has a fabulous sense of body language as he accurately portrays the aged Pasquale who suffers from the pains and creaks of old age. He blends comedic skill with his body language with his looks of shock and catatonia when Norina stands up to and even dominates him emotionally and physically as she wrests control of his house from him. Williams’ own formidable baritone shines throughout the night, though he also shows his massive vocal range at several points as he slides up the scale from deep bass to falsetto tenor."
THE CRAZY WOMAN
Ricky Ian Gordon
Jorell Williams, Baritone
Christopher Cooley, Piano