William Julian Chapman, Tenor
began his music career by auditioning for the United States Army Band upon graduation in New Mexico. William was accepted and completed the Nations Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, where he specialized in trumpet. He served in the army while stationed at Fort Stewart Georgia and Fort Huachuca Arizona. After six years of service with an honorable discharge, William embarked on his post-secondary education by studying and graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in vocal performance from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Upon graduation Mr. Chapmans career began to quickly advance as he acquired various top standings in vocal competitions and placed as a graduate entry in the National Association of Teachers in Singing Competition for two years in a row. William made his East coast debut with the Atlantic Coast Operas inaugural season performing as Alfred in Johan Strausss Die Fledermaus. Mr. Chapman has performed as a principle artist in La Boheme Tosca, and Il Pagliacci for the San Antonio Opera. William Chapman has also served as an artist in residence with the San Antonio Three Tenors”. Mr. Chapman has performed in major concert events internationally and across the United States including a Concert recital for the International Chopin society, A Gala concert for the Governors of Naples Italy, and Recital performances for the Music Society of Guadalajara Mexico. William has continued to grow and expand his range as he most recently debuted in his first Mozart opera playing the part of Tamino in The Magic Flute with the Corpus Christi Opera. William was also was featured as a solo artist in the Ci.mus Opera Lirica festival in Arpino, Italy. His upcoming Roles and Performances Include Alfredo in La Travitta, Turridu in Cavalaria Rusticana and Festival Performances in Italy and France. William Chapman brings a fresh, distinctive voice to the opera world that has been described as rare and intoxicating by musicians and opera lovers alike.