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A little romance for baritone baddie

Unlike other occasions, baritone William Lim gets to sing a tender and romantic aria for his upcoming performance

Published on Aug 11, 2014 4:52 PM

Baritone William Lim is looking forward to not being the bad guy anymore.

"Baritone roles are usually villainous characters, such as murderers, tyrants or schemers," he says.

However, in an upcoming performance with the Singapore Lyric Opera, Lim will be singing a tender aria from Wagner's Tannhauser as Wolfram von Eschenbach, to his love, Elisabeth.

He says of the role: "This is one of those really rare characters. He expresses his very selfless love in this aria and the music itself is so serene and quiet. It's just a very beautiful situation."

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Background story

"One is really a saint and the other is like an animal."

Baritone William Lim on his two different roles at the Singapore Lyric Opera Gala Concert on Aug 22

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Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: Aug 22, 7.30pm

Admission: $20, $30, $40, $50 and $60 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to