William Strom

2014_WStrom_Headshot“Mario”

William, tenor, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He works as an independent consultant based at St. Clair Hospital specializing in rapid implementation of two-bin systems. He has been singing opera since the summer of 2010 when his wife, Kristen Anne, had surprised him with voice lessons and a love of opera quickly followed. William has performed with several Pittsburgh area groups including Undercroft Opera, The Microscopic Opera Company, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and Alia Musica. Some of his roles include Monsieur Grivet (Therese Raquin – Microscopic), Remendado (Carmen – Undercroft), An Officer (Ariadne on Naxos – Opera Theater), Clem/Alfred (The Little Sweep – Microscopic), and Elder Hayes (Susannah – Undercroft). William also appeared as Dr. Grimes and Monsignor Rice in the world premiere of Night of the Living Dead: the opera (Microscopic), composed by Todd Goodman and lyrics by Stephen Catanzarite. It is an operatic retelling of the classic 1968 horror film of the same name written by John Russo and George Romero and won the American Prize in Composition (2014). In addition to performances, William supports the arts as a founding and active member of the Undercroft Opera board of directors. He is thankful for the opportunity to join Super Smash Opera and looks forward to working with the very talented cast.

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