2021 Certified Artist
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William Desbiens

Quebec , CA-QC, CAN

Young Artist/Emerging Pro
Class of 2021


  • 2022 Ciopera – Paris Opera Competition Palais Garnier Finaliste (9)
  • 2021 Ciopera – Paris Opera Competition Online Semi-finaliste (55)
  • 2021 James Toland Vocal Arts Online Director’s award
  • 2021 CS Vocal Competition Online Vote 2nd Place
  • 2021 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Online Final (8)
  • 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Online Encouragement
  • 2020 CS Vocal Summer Competition Online Vote 2nd Place
  • 2019 Cs Vocal Summer Competition Online Final (10)
  • 2018 FAVA Grand Concours Competition Texas Final (10)
  • 2016 Cs Vocal Summer Competition Online Final (10)
  • 2016 Cs Vocal Summer Competition Boston Semifinal
  • 2016 New-York Lyric Opera Theater’s New-York 1st Place
  • 2016 La Relève Musicale Québec 1st Place

About Me

French-Canadian baritone William Desbiens was born in Québec City, Canada in 1997. He graduated with a BM at the Mannes School of Music in New York under his teacher Arthur Levy and will be a studio artist at the Mascarade Opera Studio in Florence, Italy 2021-2022. Mr. Desbiens has performed the roles of Il Conte di Almaviva from ‘’Le nozze di Figaro’’, Dandini from ‘‘La Cenerentola’’, Silvio from ‘’Pagliacci’’ and more. He attended a week long masterclass intensive with renowned Canadian tenor Richard Margison. Mr. Desbiens also attended the Voice experience and Opera as Drama programs under the famous baritone Sherrill Milnes. In 2020 and 2021 he was awarded an encouragement award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was a finalist at the Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento National Opera Association competition, recently he won the second place of the Cs Vocal Competition in the Classical University Division and also received a Director's award of the James Toland Vocal Arts, 2021 Competition. Mr Desbiens is one of the next 9 Finalist at the Ciopera - Paris Opera Competition from January 16 to 22, 2022 at L'Opéra Garnier.