Emyr Wyn Jones

Bass – Baritone

BIO

“Emyr Wyn Jones in the title role is exceptional with a voice rich in projection and tone with a youthful playfulness and dramatic ability that had us laughing with and at him, just as Verdi wanted” – Arts Scene in Wales

Hailing from Aberdare in the South Wales Valleys, Emyr trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, before continuing as a 2017/18  Young Artist at the National Opera Studio, London.

Operatic roles have included Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia, Minskman Flight, Papageno The Magic Flute, Don Alfonso Così fan Tutte, Sid Albert Herring, Forester Cunning Little Vixen, and Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro for RWCMD, for Welsh National Opera Contractor/ Ensemble Gair ar Gnawd [Word on Flesh] and cover Nana/Starkey Peter Pan.

Emyr has been grateful of the invitation to perform at the St Endellion Festival where he has performed Benoit/Alcindoro La Bohème, Schelkalov/Boyar Khruschov Boris Godunov, Henry Cuffe Gloriana, and Mr Flint Billy Budd. Emyr has also performed for Independent Opera as Farmer/Ensemble in Simplicius Simplicissimus, as Cadmus Semele Sacristan Tosca for Mid Wales Opera, First Priest/cover Papageno The Magic Flute for Longborough Festival Opera, and Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro, Bonzo Madama Butterfly for the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival, Sicily. In 2019 he returned to Longborough Festival Opera, performing the role of Leporello Don Giovanni, before making his house and role debut as Colline La Bohème for Opera North.

2020 sees a return to Opera North, covering the role of Figaro in Jo Davies’ production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and a welcome return to Longborough Festival Opera performing the role of Dulcamara The Elixir of Love directed by Cal McCrystal and conducted by Alice Farnham.

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Emyr Wyn Jones, for instance, was a constant delight as the bird catcher, Papageno. Often crucially at the centre of the action, he caught the clumsy, clownish aspect of the character to perfection, but also offered subtle hints of a more serious and frail personality.
Peter Collins

Wales Online

“Constantine is lucky to have a genuine natural comic in Emyr Jones…cheeky and lovable but, vitally, he can also charm us with his singing” – Theatre Wales

Relatively late to singing, he gained a wealth of acting experience winning the award for Best Actor at the 2013 Ffresh Film AwardsAwards while studying included RWCMD HRH Prince of Wales Scholarship, Dame Shirley Bassey Vocal Award, David and Philippa Seligman Award, Bruce Millar Gullivar Opera Award 2015, MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year 2015, and a Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal along with further support from Help Musicians UK, Arts Council Wales, The Banham Foundation, Mr Chris Ball, The Carne Trust and The Leverhulme Trust. Upon graduating Emyr won the 2016 Ian Stoutzker Prize; awarded to the most outstanding musician at the college, before taking on the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff conducted by Carlo Rizzi for RWCMD.

Concert highlights include Handel’s Messiah at the Wales Millennium Centre, performing for HRH Prince of Wales on a number of occasions including his home in West Wales and Buckingham Palace, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at Birmingham Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, performing for the Commemoration of the Somme with the Hallé Orchestra, and further performances at Lincoln Cathedral, and St Martin in the Fields, London.

Emyr has recently returned from a series of concerts in Moscow, Russia as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music sponsored and associated with the National Opera Studio, and British Embassy.

 

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The young baritone endeared himself to his listeners with his disarming words, and no less so with his heartfelt and musically-intelligent singing… not only a beautiful vocal line but also impeccable diction and great feeling for the words of the songs. In my experience, if a singer sees the scene in his or her mind it communicates to the listeners, and this singer is a good communicator.
Cath Barton

Wales Arts Review

SCHEDULE

Figaro (Cover) The Marriage of Figaro

Opera North

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Emyr will be covering the lead role of Figaro for Opera North in their revival of Jo Davies’ production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
Directed by Jo Davies
Conducted by Antony Hermus and James Hendry

Leeds Grand Theatre
February 1st 7pm
February 8th 4pm
February 14th 7pm
February 19th 7pm
February 22nd 7pm
February 26th 7pm
February 29th 7pm

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
March 4th, 7pm
March 7th, 7pm

The Lowry, Salford
March 10th 7pm
March 12th, 7pm
March 14th, 7pm

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
March 18th, 7pm
March 21st, 7pm

Dulcamara The Elixir of Love

Longborough Festival Opera

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This wine-soaked comic masterpiece is one of Donizetti’s most-loved works, and one of the most popular operas of all time. Performed in English, under the baton of Alice Farnham and directed by Giffords Circus’s Cal McCrystal, this will be a joyful show for all the family.

Performances all begin at 5pm:
June 25th
June 27th
June 28th
June 30th
July 2nd
July 4th

 

 

More Dates To Be Announced Very Soon.
 

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Photography by

Kirsten McTernan