A native Montanan, William holds a D.M.A. in Opera Production, University of Washington. His experience to date includes nineteen years in academia plus five years in arts administration.
His skill-sets include performing arts,
languages, several academic disciplines and grant-writing.
Successful grants include the Ohio University 1804 Grant for a
production of W.A. Mozart's opera La finta giardiniera and a
Montana Arts Council Artists in the Schools and Communities
grant to host Paleontologist Jack Horner as guest speaker and
lecturer for the Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts.
He has sung supporting and leading baritone roles with New
York City Opera National Company, Seattle Opera, Banff Centre
for the Arts, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Columbus, Des Moines
Metro Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Tacoma Opera, Houston Opera in
the Heights, Opera Idaho, Anchorage Opera, and Rimrock Opera
Most recently, William sang the roles of Sam in
Trouble in Tahiti and Ben in The Telephone in RO's 2010 Summer
Opera Festival. Other baritone roles include Escamillo in Carmen
and Giorgio Germont in La traviata.
He sang in Abilene
Opera’s Carmen, as Zuniga; La fanciulla del West as Jake
Wallace; and Peter Pan as George Darling.
production and stage direction credits include Street Scene,
under the baton of Opera Cleveland's Dean Williamson, The Mikado
and H.M.S. Pinafore, The Face on the Barroom Floor, Così fan
tutte and La finta Giardiniera, The Fiddler on the Roof,
Oklahoma, Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Carmen (La tragédie de
Carmen) and Die Fledermaus.
Mr. Mouat recently sang
Count Monterone in RO's Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi in Rimrock
Opera Company's 2015 production. William is Director of
Education and Community Outreach for Alberta Bair Theater.