Angharad Watkeys is a singer from Bristol and now based in London. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2014 with a master’s degree in operatic performance. Angharad currently studies with Marcus Van Den Akker.
Her operatic roles include Madrigal Singer/Manon Lescaut and title role/The Cunning Little Vixen (Bristol Opera Company); Papagena/The Magic Flute, Susanna/Marriage of Figaro, Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte (Tessitoura Opera).
Her oratorio work includes Monteverdi’s Vespers, Bach’s St John Passion, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Mozart’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem and Tippet’s The Child of Our Time.
Whilst studying at the RWCMD she played the role of the Governess in a devised piece Britten’s Women for Bath Music Festival; Despina/Così fan tutte; Papagena/The Magic Flute; and cover Tina/Flight. Opera scenes include Marzelline/Fidelio and Ilia/Idomeneo.
In 2014 Angharad joined Mid Wales Opera in their 25th anniversary tour of Carmen as part of the chorus, of which there was one per part. She was delighted to work with acclaimed director Jonathan Miller. Angharad was part of their young artist programme, where she covered the role of Frasquita, and was able to perform the role on the last night.