Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as a voice of “lyrical beauty and intensity,” American tenor RANDALL BILLS is poised on the brink of an impressive international career.

The upcoming 2015/16 season finds Mr. Bills with the role debut of Fernand in Donizetti’s La favorite with Washington Concert Opera conducted by Anthony Walker, performances of Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras directed by Edward Berkley with conductor Frederico Cortese, and return performances of the same role with the Opernhaus Chemnitz.  Other concert work this season includes a recital at La Sierra University with pianist Kimo Smith, the OperaBuffs of Los Angeles Fall Showcase with pianist Brent McMunn, and Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate with the American University of Beirut and conductor Thomas Kim.

The 2014/15 season began with Mr. Bills’ debut at Seattle Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with director Chris Alexander and conductor Gary Thor Wedow, a debut at the Nationaltheater Mannheim as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with conductor Christiaan Crans, his role debut as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at Opernhaus Chemnitz in a production from Kobie van Rensburg conducted by Felix Bender, debuts at the Staatstheater Braunschweig as Tom Rakewell in a Christopher Alden production of The Rake’s Progress conducted by Christohper Hein, a return to the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar as both Alfredo in La traviata and Italienischer Sänger in Der Rosenkavalier with productions from Karsten Wiegand and Vera Nmerova conducted by Stefan Solyom, and a role and house debut as Léopold at the Vlaamse Oper in a new production from Peter Konwitschny of Halévy’s La Juive with conductor Tomas Netopil.  oncert work also included performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Houston Symphony and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

In the 2013/14 season Mr. Bills made several important international debuts: notably a new production of Così fan tutte in London at English National Opera with director Phelim McDermott and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, Italian operatic debuts as Geoffredo/Ubaldo in Luca Ronconi’s new production of Armida for the Rossini Opera Festival with conductor Carlo Rizzi,  as Ferrando in Damiano Michieletto’s production of Così fan tutte with conductor Christopher Franklin at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and as Prologue/Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw conducted by Jonathan Webb at Teatro Comunale di Bologna.  Additionally, Mr. Bills returned to the Staatstheater Darmstadt for further performances of Elvino in La sonnambula with conductor Elias Grandy and can be heard with the baroque ensemble the American Classical Orchestra and conductor Thomas C. Crawford in a semi-staged performance of Händel’s Alceste at Alice Tully Hall in New York.

In a busy 2012/13 season Mr. Bills completed a residence contract at Oper Leipzig with performances of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando, and a highly anticipated role debut as Conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviliga.  He also debuted at the Komische Oper Berlin as Iskra in Mazeppa with conductor Henrik Nánási, the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater as Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress with conductor Thomas Dorsch, debuted as Ernesto in Don Pasquale and as Elvino in La sonnambula at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, and debuted as Osiride in Rossini's Mosè in Egitto with New York City Opera and conductor Jayce Ogren, he also joined the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Don Pasquale.  Concert work included further performances of Bellini's La straniera at the Vienna Musikverein with soprano Edita Gruberova and conductor Pietro Rizzo, Bach’s Johannes-Passion, with the American University of Beirut, and Agorante in Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide with conductor José Miguel Pérez Sierra at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, to be released on the Naxos Records label.

Praised by Opera News for “his consummate mastery of Rossini’s style, range and vocal bravura” Mr. Bills is equally at home on the concert as well as operatic stage.  He has performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Fresno Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, and the Pasadena Symphony, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and Ariel Ramierz’ Missa Criolla with Opus 7 at the Hollywood Bowl.  Other concert works include Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Pasadena Symphony, the Bochum Symphony, and the composer’s Requiem with the Long Beach Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Paulist Choristers, and the USC Thornton Symphony conducted by Carl St. Claire, Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette with the Louisville Orchestra, Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation with the La Sierra Sinfonia, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Vahrer Kantorei, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Naples Philharmonic.  Mr. Bills has been the tenor soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and conductor Grant Gershon, as well as the soloist for performances of the work at the grand re-opening of the Ambassador Auditorium with conductor Jorge Mester and the Pasadena Symphony, Mozart's Litaniae de venerabili altaris scarament and Weber's Freischutz-Messe with the Sinfonie Orchester Wuppertal conducted by Ralf Weiker, and the Johannes-Passion with conductor Ruben Jais and L'orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi.

A consummate recitalist, praised by the Los Angeles Times for his “crystal-clear diction,” Mr. Bills has given recital performances internationally including his “Young Artist of the Year” Debut Recital under the auspices of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Los Angeles Chapter, lieder programs with the International Kultureform Theater Bremen and a recital at the Würzburg Residence with the Mainfranken Theater Chamber Music Series, as well as a recital program at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China.  Mr. Bills has also had the privilege of participating with internationally recognized collaborative pianist Alan Smith in the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Memorial Recital at the University of Southern California.

A member of the 2006 Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Young Singers, Mr. Bills completed the 2006/07 season as a member of the Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany.



Der amerikanische Tenor RANDALL BILLS, begeistert seit 2006 Publikum und Fachpresse als Ensemblemitglied und Gast in Deutschland, Europa, und Amerika. Über seine Darstellung des Taminos in Mozarts Die Zauberflöte schrieb man im international anerkannten Magazin “Opernwelt”: Warme Natürlichkeit zeichnete den Gesang von Randall Bills aus. Sein Tamino war dunkel timbriert, blühte in den hohen Lagen ansprechend auf und vermochte Zartes ebenso zu vermitteln wie dramatische Steigerungen.

Bereits im Alter von 23 Jahren sang er beim Tanglewood Music Festival den Lysander in Brittens “A Midsummernight's Dream”. Das Wall Street Journal beschrieb seine Darstellung mit “..einer Stimme von lyrischer Schönheit und Intensität”. Darüber hinaus sang er den 1. Juden in “Salome” an der Santa Fe Opera. Was folgte war ein Stipendium der Bayerischen Staatsoper München in den Jahren 2006 und 2007. Hier genoss der junge Sänger die Zusammenarbeit mit Dirigenten wie Kent Nagano, Marco Ammilliato und Peter Schneider und wirkte in Produktionen von Cornel Franz, Bernard Rozet, Otto Schenk und Jürgen Rose mit.

Darauf folgte er dem Ruf des Mainfranken Theaters Würzburg und war als Ensemblemitglied in Rollen wie Ferrando, Tamino, Ping, Walther von der Vogelweide und als Italienischer Sänger zu erleben. Dann war der junge Amerikaner Ensemblemitglied des Theater Bremens, wo er als Iskra (Mazeppa), Tamino, Don Ottavio, Arbace, Idomeneo, Alfred (Fledermaus) und Prologue/Peter Quint zu erleben war.

Im Sommer 2011 kehrte er für ein weiteres Engagement zurück an die Santa Fe Opera, wo er an der Seite von Richard Paul Fink als Narr in “Wozzeck” und als The Orthodox Priest in Menottis “The Last Savage” begeisterte. In der Saison 2011/2012 gab Randall Bills sein Rollen- und Hausdebüt am Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar als Alfredo in Verdis “La Traviata”, an der Oper Bonn als Fenton in Nicolais “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” und am Rossini Opera Festival als Cavalier Belfiore in Rossinis “Il viaggio a Reims”. Weitere Höhepunkte waren eine Produktion von Rossinis “La donna del lago” mit der Moscow State Philharmonic Society unter der Leitung von Luciano Acocella, Bachs “Johannes-Passion” mit dem L'orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi unter der Leitung von Ruben Jais, Mendelssohns “Elias” mit dem Verona Teatro Filharmonico unter der Leitung von Michael Güttler und Bellinis “La straniera” mit dem Münchner Opernorchester und der Sopranistin Edita Gruberova in der Titelpartie unter der Leitung von Pietro Rizzo. 

Für die Spielzeit 2012/13 war er ein neues Ensemblemitglied der Oper Leipzig wo er als Tamino, Ferrando, und Graf Almaviva zu erleben war und hat gastierte weiter an der Komischen Oper Berlin (Iskra in Tschaikowskis “Mazeppa”), am Oldenburgischen Staatstheater (Tom Rakewell in Strawinskis “The Rake’s Progress”), am Staatstheater Darmstadt (Ernesto in Donizettis “Don Pasquale”), ebenso an der Lyric Opera of Chicago, der New York City Opera (Osiride in Rossinis “Mosé in Egitto”), weider am Staatstheater Darmstadt (als Elvino in “La sonnambula”) und beim Rossini in Wildbad Festival (als Agroante in Rossinis “Ricciardo e Zoraide”).

In der Spielzeit 2013/14 gastiert er in London für eine neue Inszenierung von Phelim McDermontt von ”Così fan tutte” an der English National Opera, in Italien am Rossini Opera Festival (als Geoffredo/Ubaldo in Rossinis “Armida” mit Regisseur Luca Ronconi und Dirigent Carol Rizzi), am Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (als Ferrando in ”Così fan tutte”, Produktion von Damiano Michieletto), am Teatro Comunale di Bologna (als Prologue/Peter Quint in Brittens “The Turn of the Screw”), und in einer Historischen Aufführung der Händel Masque Alceste in New York mit dem American Classical Orchestra in der Alice Tully Hall.

In der kommenden Spielzeit 2014/15 gibt er sein Debut an der Seattle Opera (als Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni”), am Nationaltheater Mannheim (als Tamino in “Die Zauberflöte”), am Staatstheater Braunschweig (als Tom Rakewell in “The Rake’s Progress”), wieder am Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (als Der Italienisher Sänger in “Der Rosenkavalier”), kehrt zurück zum Rossini Repertoire mit sein Debut am Opernhaus Chemnitz (als Don Ramiro in “La Cenerentola”), und Debutiert mit der Houston Symphony (in “Carmina Burana”) sowie an der Vlaamse Oper in Antwerpen (als Prinz Léopold in Halévys “La Juive”) in einer Neuinszenierung von Peter Konwitschny.

Randall Bills gibt regelmäßig Liederabende und Konzerte in den USA, Europa sowie auch in Asien. Der junge Tenor erhielt seinen Abschluss in Gesang sowie in den Fächern Klavier und Jazzgesang von der University of Southern California, Los Angeles.



Randall Bills, tenore americano, inizia la sua carriera a 23 anni al Tangelwood Festival nel ruolo di Lysander in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” di Britten. Nella stagione 2006-2007 frequenta la Scuola per giovani cantanti dell'Opera di Santa Fe dove ha cantanto il ruolo di 1° Jude nella “Salome” di R. Strauss e successivamente è uno dei giovani artisti della Bayerische Staatsoper di Monaco ne “La Bohème” di Puccini e “Der Rosenkavalier” di R. Strauss.

Si classifica ai primi posti in vari concorsi internazionali di canto e nel 2005 è primo al Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions di Los Angeles. Dal 2008 entra a far parte dell’ensemble del Mainfranken Theater a Würzburg dove rimane fino al 2010. In seguito è stato membro dell’ensemble del Theater Bremen ed interprete di vari ruoli mozartiani: Tamino in “Die Zauberflöte”, Ferrando in “Così fan tutte”, Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni”, Arbace e il ruolo eponimo nell’Idomeneo. Debutta inoltre nei ruoli di Alfred in “Die Fledermaus” di Strauss, Walter von der Vogelweide in “Tannhäuser” di Wagner, Der Italienisher Sänger in “Der Rosenkavalier” e Prologue/Peter Quint in “The Turn of the Screw” di Britten.

Nel 2011-2012 è ospite al Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar dove interpreta il ruolo di Alfredo ne “La traviata” di Verdi, al Theater Bonn nei panni di Fenton nel “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” di Nicolai, all'Opera di Santa Fe nel Naar in “Wozzek” di Berg, ed alla Moscow Philharmonic Society nel ruolo di Rodrigo ne “La donna del lago” di Rossini. Ricercato interprete di musica sinfonica e cameristica, ha al suo attivo un vasto repertorio: la “Messa in Do minore” di Mozart con la Pasadena e la Bochum Symphony Orchestra, la “Petite messe solennelle” di Rossini con i Vahrer Kantorei; la “Sinfonia n. 9 in re minore” di Beethoven con la Fresno Philharmonic, la “Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings” di Britten con la Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; e il ruolo di tenore solista nel “Messiah” di Händel con la Los Angeles Master Chorale; “Roméo et Juliette” di Berlioz con la Louisville Orchestra; Uriel in “Die Schöpfung” di Haydn con la La Sierra Sinfonia.

In Italia ha debuttato al Teatro Filarmonico di Verona in “Elias” di Mendelssohn nell’ambito della Stagione Sinfonica 2011/12, in seguito è stato ospite dell'Orchestra Verdi di Milano in “Johannespassion” di Bach, e al Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro nel ruolo di Cavalier Belfiore in “Il viaggio a Reims.”

Nella stagione 2012-2013 ha cantato Tamino, Ferrando, e Conte d'Almaviva in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” di Rossini a Oper Leipzig, nel ruolo di Iskra in “Mazeppa” di Tchaikovsky al Komische Oper Berlin, nel ruolo di Tom Rakewell in “The Rake’s Progress” di Stravinsky al Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, nel ruolo di Elvino in “La sonnambula” di Donizetti al Staatstheater Darmstadt e nel ruolo di Erensto in “Don Pasquale” di Donizetti al Lyric Opera of Chicago, nel ruolo di Osiride in “Mosè in Egitto” di Rossini a New York City Opera, nel ruolo di Elvino in “La sonnambula” di Donizetti al Staatstheater Darmstadt, e nel ruolo di Agorante in “Ricciardo e Zoraide” di Rossini a Rossini in Wildbad Festival

Per il stagione 2013-14 ha cantato Ferrando al English National Opera, Geoffredo/Ubaldo in “Armida” di Rossini al Rossini Opera Festival – Pesaro, Prolgue/Peter Quint al Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ferrando al Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, la ripresa di Elvino al Staatstheater Darmstadt, e “Alceste” di Händel con l’American Classical Orchestra a Alice Tully Hall a New York.

I prossimi impegni per il stagione 2015-2016 prevedono Don Ottavio al Seattle Opera, Tamino al Nationaltheater Mannheim, Tom Rakewell al Staatstheater Braunschweig, Der Italienisher Sänger al Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Don Ramiro ne “La Cenerentola” al Opernhaus Chemnitz, Prince Léopold ne “La Juive” di Halévy a Vlaamse Oper, e la “Carmina Burana” di Orff con la Houston Symphony.