Los Angeles-based operatic anthropomorphism-specialist, William Grundler, is overjoyed to once again perform with Pacific Opera Project.
Previous roles with POP include a bear in The Barber of Seville, a frog in L'enfant et les Sortiles, and an ostrich in Don Procopio. When William is not running about stage as various faunae he is praised as a "lean and poised tenor" (Opera Today) who "lets loose with a vocal comeuppance that is as vocally satisfying as it is effortlessly funny" (Opera Today).
Previous anthropoid roles with POP include Almerik (Vaudémont cover) in Iolanta, L’Arithmétique in L'enfant et les sortilèges, Arturo (Edgardo cover) in Lucia di Lammermoor, Herbert in the world premiere of The Monkey’s Paw, and and Remendado in the televised production of Carmen at The Ford Theatre. Other roles William has performed include Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Rodolfo (La bohème), Oliver Sacks (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat), and the Governor and Vanderdendur (Candide).
Having performed as a soloist with the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, William has also sung choral works with the LA Philharmonic, the LA Master Chorale, LA Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and Long Beach Opera.
William performed scenes as Il Duca and Nemorino in scenes from Rigoletto and L’elisir d’amore at Carnegie Hall and has sung studio sessions at Capital Studios and EastWest Studios. In addition, William sings, arranges, and conducts the antiphonal choir at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Van Nuys.