William Hite

2013 Feb William HiteWilliam Hite’s reputation as an engaging and expressive artist has led to
appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra,
Dresdner Philharmonie, American Symphony Orchestra, Washington Bach
Consort, New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, New York Collegium,
National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa), Charlotte Symphony, Boston Baroque,
Toronto Consort. Emmanuel Music, Tafelmusik and Philharmonia Baroque
under the direction of Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Rafael
Frübeck de Burgos, Nicholas McGegan, Christopher Hogwood, Jane Glover,
Robert Spano, Grant Llewellyn, Leon Botstein, Donald Teeters, John Harbison,
Julian Wachner and Peter Schreier.

Mr. Hite’s recent and upcoming engagements include the role of Evangelist in the
St. Matthew Passion at Trinity Church, Wall Street as well as with the Boston
Cecilia, Society, Messiah with the Charlotte Symphony, the title role in La 
clemenza di Tito with Emmanuel Music, Boston, Handel’s Acis and Galatea at
the Theater an der Wien, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Syracuse
Symphony and Britten’s War Requiem with the Harrt School of Music.

The tenor’s operatic credits include the title roles in The Rake’s Progress, Acis 
and Galatea, Handel’s Jephtha and BelshazzarIl ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and
Cavalli’s L’Ormindo, as well the role of Roderick Usher in the world premiere of
the Philip Glass opera The Fall of the House of Usher at the American Repertory
Theater and the Kentucky Opera. He performed the role of Orfeo in Peri’s
Euridice with the Long Beach Opera and has been a regular at the Boston Early
Music Festival in period stagings of Matthison’s Boris Goudenow, Monteverdi’s
L’Orfeo and King Arthur. Mr. Hite has sung in world premieres of operas by
Theodore Antoniou, Ellen Ruehr, Lew Spratlan, Scott Wheeler and Eric Sawyer.

Mr. Hite’s extensive discography now contains over 40 recordings spanning a
wide spectrum of musical idioms. He may be heard in Messiah with Chicago’s
Apollo Chorus on the Clarion label, Acis and Galatea on NCA and The 
Construction of Boston by Scott Wheeler on Naxos. On the Koch label he may be
heard in the St. John Passion with Emmanuel Music. He has also recorded the
Mozart Requiem with Andrew Parrott for Denon and Handel’s The Triumph of 
Time and Truth on the Centaur label. William Hite has sung in music festivals at
Tanglewood, Santa Fe, Monadnock, Banff and Vancouver as well as the Vermont
Mozart Festival. In Europe he has performed at the Athens Festival, Festival
Mitte Europa, Academie Musicale in Sainte, the Holland Early Music Festival and
the festival at Aix-en-Provence. He is Senior Lecturer in Voice and coordinator of
the voice area at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Visit his website at: www.williamhitetenor.com/