Emyr Wyn Jones

Bass Baritone

Hailing from the South Wales Valleys, Emyr trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During 2017/18 he was a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio, 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, Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro, all for RWCMD where he finished his studies performing the title role/Falstaff conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by Martin Constantine. Other performances have included Contractor & Ensemble/Gair ar Gnawd [Word on Flesh] and cover Nana & Starkey/Peter Pan (Welsh National Opera), for St Endellion Festival Benoit & Alcindoro/La bohème, Schelkalov & Boyar Khruschov/Boris Godunov, Henry Cuffe/Gloriana, and Mr Flint/Billy Budd, Independent Opera as Farmer & Ensemble in Simplicius Simplicissimus, and Cadmus/Semele, Sacristan/Tosca for Mid Wales Opera. In 2018, he spent the summer with the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival in Sicily, performing the roles of Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro, and Bonzo/Madama Butterfly

Awards have included Best Actor at the 2013 Ffresh Film Awards, before the 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, Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal, and the 2016 RWCMD Ian Stoutzker Prize.

Emyr continues to be gratefully sponsored by the Opera Awards Foundation, and Mr Philip Carne.

In autumn 2019 Emyr will make his role and company debut as Colline/La bohème (Opera North).

Previously for Longborough: Leporello/Don Giovanni (2019), First Priest & cover Papageno/The Magic Flute (2017)