In a career spanning three decades, William Hite has developed a reputation as an engaging and expressive artist which has led to appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, American Symphony Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, the Boston Early Music Festival, New York City Ballet, and the Mark Morris Dance Group under the direction of Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Christopher Warren-Green, Nicholas McGegan, Jane Glover, John Harbison, Julian Wachner and Peter Schreier.
Mr. Hite’s orchestral engagements include Messiah with the Charlotte Symphony, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Messiah with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Elijah with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and Britten’s War Requiem at Symphony Hall in Boston. Operatic credits include leading roles in The Rake’s Progress, Acis and Galatea, Gluck’s Ezio, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Peri’s Euridice, Matthison’s Boris Goudenow and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Mr. Hite has sung in world premieres by Theodore Antoniou, Ellen Ruehr, Lew Spratlan, Scott Wheeler and Eric Sawyer.
Mr. Hite’s extensive discography now contains over 40 recordings. He may be heard in The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for voice and piano on New World Records, and Messiah with Chicago’s Apollo Chorus on the Clarion label, and Acis and Galatea on NCA. He is an Associate Professor of Voice and coordinator of the voice area at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Please visit www.williamhitetenor.com for more information.