Weston Williams

Weston Williams has spent the better part of the last decade trying, with some success, to blend in with opera and classical music professionals across the US, despite his distinct lack of professional training in singing, musicianship, or composition. In college, he often shirked his studies in theater and philosophy in order to write, produce, engineer, and host his own opera radio show, ‘Crescendo!’  This did little to discourage his reputation as “the opera guy” in both his professional and personal life.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Weston is a former intern of Opera Birmingham and the Avondale Fine Arts School, where he helped teach elementary-level children in basic music classes.

He has had brief stints as a journalist for WBHM, Birmingham’s local NPR affiliate, and as a writer for the Christian Science Monitor. He has also served as a guest lecturer on the subject of opera on numerous occasions at his alma mater, Principia College, and even spent a semester post-graduation redesigning and updating the institution’s opera history class.  When he’s not talking about opera for hours on end to anyone who will listen, Weston is an actor, sound designer, and general odd-job-haver throughout Chicagoland.