Classic FM digital radio has released its list of black opera singers that everyone should know. The list encompasses artists of the past that have shaped the music industry and those of the present that are still making history. Among those is Jamaican, Sir Willard Wentworth White, OM, CBE.
Born in Jamaica, White’s rich, velvety baritone, combined with his mesmerizing stage presence, has earned the British opera singer international renown. He’s regularly named as one of the most respected and influential opera stars within the past 40 years and he’s graced the stages of the most prestigious venues.
In 2019, White performed at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the World War II landings in Normandy. During the solemn event, he performed “Chant des Partisans” with Queen Elizabeth the II of the UK and French President Emmanuel Macron in attendance.