William Koehler

Recent Performances

The Usher in Trial by Jury, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, and Rev. Winemiller in Summer and Smoke (West Virginia University Opera Theatre);


This season’s operatic offering by the Lyric Opera of the North (LOON), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is a huge undertaking… William Koehler as Bottom had the most riveting stage presence of the evening.

Duluth News-Tribune

One of the most entertaining scenes in the production was in Act I, when the four men ply their landlord with booze…William Koehler as the greasy landlord adds comedy as he sits spread-eagle in filthy longjohns burping through lyrics about his seductive ways with the ladies…

Duluth News-Tribune [Review of La Bohème]

More About William

A veteran of the last six NOTE productions from 1993 (Carmen) through the final in 1998 (Tales of Hoffmann)

Teaches voice at the School of Music and stage directs for WVU Opera Theatre at WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Roles with Loon

  • Poo-Bah (The Lord High Everything Else) in The Mikado
  • Cadmus/Somnus in Semele
  • Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Speaker/First Priest in The Magic Flute
  • Gala Guest Soloist in Die Fledermaus