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April 19, 2014

Bach: Matthäus Passion (Evangelist)
Orchestre Métropolitain
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Montréal, Québec

April 26, 27, 29, 30, May 2 & 3, 2014
Lully: Persée (Mercure)
Opera Atelier
Conducted by David Fallis
Elgin Theatre
Toronto, Ontario

May 15 & 16, 2014
Bach: Johannes Passion (Evangelist & Arias)
Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica
Conducted by John Nelson
San Jose, Costa Rica

May 23, 24 & 25, 2014
Lully: Persée (Mercure)
Opera Atelier
Conducted by David Fallis
The Royal Opera House
Versailles, France

June 26, 2014
Monteverdi: Vespers
Oregon Bach Festival
Conducted by Matthew Halls
Silva Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Eugene, Oregon

June 27, 2014
Monteverdi: Vespers
Oregon Bach Festival
Conducted by Matthew Halls
Trinity Episcopal Church
Portland, Oregon

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Bach - St. John Passion
Bach: Johannes-Passion

Released: January 31, 2012
ATMA Classique
Britten - Divine Musick
Bach
"Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rucken" - Johannes Passion

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POV_AH_2Albert Herring
Pacific Opera Victoria (Albert Herring)

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Britten: Divine Musick
The Late Works for Tenor and Harp
Released: September 28, 2010
ATMA Classique

Nominated by the International Classical Music Awards for Best Vocal Recital CD, 2012
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Mr. Wiliford acknowledges the past and present support of The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fund

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La Guirlande
'Haute-contre tenor Lawrence Wiliford was a powerful and passionate Myrtil, dazzling in his runs''
- Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe, February 17, 2014

Messiah
"The firm voice of tenor Lawrence Wiliford also shone in part two. Wiliford’s nuanced theatricality and powerful voice made his portions – none of which normally stand out – some of the more memorable sections of this Messiah."
- Cy Ashley Webb, Stark Insider, December 16, 2013

Albert Herring
"The large ensemble cast was delightful, though Lawrence Wiliford was a standout in the title role—not just as a tenor, but also as an actor. He was meek and pitiful after Albert’s overbearing mother (mezzo Rebecca Hass) and the committee’s domineering Lady Billows (played by superb soprano Sally Dibblee) bullied him into taking on the May King title. But as the story unfolded, he transformed into a hilarious drunk—withering helplessly into his seat, his legs folding like pretzels when he later tried to walk down the street."
- Alyssa Noel, Georgia Straight, December 2, 2013


"In the title role, tenor Lawrence Wiliford excelled in Albert’s darker moments. [... H]is second act turn as a drunk and frustrated Albert (a cheeky male version of the conventional mad scene) was spectacular, with just the right touch of bitter desperation to move from comic turn to psychodrama."
- David Gordon Duke, The Vancouver Sun, December 2, 2013


"In addition to a lovely lyric tenor, Lawrence Wiliford has a natural gift for comedy. […] Wiliford was absolutely believable as a naturally sweet young man pushed to anger and rebellion by the expectations both of society and his overbearing mother."
- Robin J. Miller, Opera Canada, Spring, 2013

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Ash Roses CD
Derek Holman: Ash Roses
songs for tenor and soprano
Released: March 7, 2014
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