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 the South Wales Valleys, Emyr trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, under the tuition of Eric Roberts and Michael Pollock. During 2017/18 he was a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London.

Operatic roles include 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. Emyr has performed for Welsh National Opera as Contractor/ Ensemble Gair ar Gnawd [Word on Flesh] and cover Nana/Starkey Peter Pan. Roles for St Endellion Festival include 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 for Mid Wales Opera, and First Priest/cover Papageno The Magic Flute for Longborough Festival Opera. Most recently Emyr has returned from a summer at the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival in Sicily, performing the roles of Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro, and Bonzo Madama Butterfly.

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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.

Future plans include local performances across Wales, and the roles of Sacristan in Mid Wales Opera’s spring tour of Tosca, before performances as Leporello in a new production of Don Giovanni for Longborough Festival Opera in summer 2019.

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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

23rd February 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

The Hafren, Newtown

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

 

27th February 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

Theatr y Ffwrnes, Llanelli

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

6th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

9th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

14th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

Theatr Pontio, Bangor

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

16th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

The Courtyard, Hereford

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

20th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

24th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

Theatr Clwyd, Mold

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

27th March 2019/ 7:30pm | Sacristan Tosca

The Riverfront, Newport

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Mid Wales Opera
Conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Directed by Richard Studer

Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate sacrifice.

27th April 2019/ 7:00pm | Dvorak Stabat Mater

Richmondshire Choral Society

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Inspired by the death of the composers daughter, this sacred work will be performed by Richmondshire Choral Society and conducted by Peter Stallworth.

St Mary’s Church Richmond, North Yorkshire.

11th July 2019 | Leporello Don Giovanni

Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera present a new production of Mozart’s Opera of seduction and thrills, Don Giovanni.
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onducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Martin Constantine, this new production will be sung in English.

13th July 2019 | Leporello Don Giovanni

Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera present a new production of Mozart’s Opera of seduction and thrills, Don Giovanni.
C
onducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Martin Constantine, this new production will be sung in English.

14th July 2019 | Leporello Don Giovanni

Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera present a new production of Mozart’s Opera of seduction and thrills, Don Giovanni.
C
onducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Martin Constantine, this new production will be sung in English.

16th July 2019 | Leporello Don Giovanni

Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera present a new production of Mozart’s Opera of seduction and thrills, Don Giovanni.
C
onducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Martin Constantine, this new production will be sung in English.

18th July 2019 | Leporello Don Giovanni

Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera present a new production of Mozart’s Opera of seduction and thrills, Don Giovanni.
C
onducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Martin Constantine, this new production will be sung in English.

20th July 2019 | Leporello Don Giovanni

Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera present a new production of Mozart’s Opera of seduction and thrills, Don Giovanni.
C
onducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Martin Constantine, this new production will be sung in English.

More Dates To Be Announced Very Soon.

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Kirsten McTernan