born December 17th, 1934 Texhoma (Texas)
William Ingle studied at the Princeton University in New Jersey (music and choir conducting) and
would have liked to become a hornist, which he was during his military service. As a choir soloist he made a six month's tour
through 22 countries in Asia and subsequently decided to become an opera singer. He won a singers contest and studied opera
(singing and acting), German, Italian and French at the Academy of Vocal Arts. After a fixed engagement as tenor soloist in one
of the largest churches of Philadelphia he went to Italy on a Fulbright scholarship and studied singing with Maestro
Luigi Ricci at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome. First engagements for operas and concerts in Europe followed. Three years in
Germany at opera houses like Kassel, Hannover, Frankfurt and finally concert tours to Denmark. In this period his repertoire
was: Tamino in "Zauberflöte", Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni", Alfredo in "Traviata" and Pinkerton in "Madama Butterfly".
For 15 years Ingle has been living in Austria and he has been heard at all of the greater Austrian theatres (Graz, Klagenfurt,
Salzburg, Linz, Vienna Volksoper, Theater an der Wien). TV and radio broadcasts. (1984)
Reference: Ars Electronica
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording.