William Lim began his vocal studies with Mr Choo Hwee Lim. He studied with Tomiko Sossi at the Shobi Music Conservatoire in Tokyo and Michael Rippon at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with Rudolf Piernay at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Patrick McGuigan at The Royal Northern College of Music.
He was awarded the “Silver Rose” award at New York’s Rosa Ponselle International Voice Competition. While still a student in Manchester, he also sang in a masterclass conducted by renowned American baritone Sherrill Milnes.
He has since performed with the Singapore Lyric Opera, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Singers, Bangkok Opera, NUNI productions, Penang Arts Council and the Friends of the Scottish Opera, among many others.
He has sung roles in Verdi’s Rigoletto, La Traviata, Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Turandot, Donizetti’s Il Campanello di Notte, Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, The Three Penny Opera, Leong Yoon Ping’s Bunga Mawar, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Benjamin Britten’s The Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noye’s Fludde, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann and most recently in Richard Strauss’ Salome.