Los Angeles-based tenor, composer, and conductor William Grundler is thrilled to rejoin Pacific Opera Project for their tenth season. Previous roles with POP include Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Herbert in the world premiere of The Monkey’s Paw, Benoit/Parpignol/Alcidoro in La Bohème AKA The Hipsters, Gastone in La Traviata, and Remendado in the televised production of Carmen at The Ford Theatre.
Other recent roles include the Governor and Vanderdendur in Angels Vocal Art’s Candide, Dr. S. in Pasadena Opera's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Spoletta in Sacramento Opera’s Tosca. This autumn William made his Carnegie Hall debut performing as Il Duca and Nemorino in scenes from Rigoletto and L’elisir d’amore, respectively.
William has performed as a soloist with the LA Jewish Symphony and Santa Clarita Master Chorale and has sung choral works with the LA Phil, the LA Master Chorale, and Long Beach Opera. Recently featured compositions by William include his a cappella Requiem and Ignis Overture. The latter was premiered at a concert featuring film composer Christopher Young.
William has taught private voice lessons to high school musical theatre students for the last 8 years. His students have been awarded at the Jerry Herman Awards, attended prestigious programs at universities such as Westminster, Emerson and Brown, and gone on to perform professionally. Following three years as Music Director at Grace Lutheran Church in Ventura, William now serves as Choir Director of Canoga Park Lutheran Church