Welsh soprano Llio Evans studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Wales International Academy of Voice. She is a British Youth Opera and Welsh National Youth Opera alumna and a former Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, where she was a recipient of the Leonard Ingrams Award.
Highlights in recent season include Celia/Iolanthe for English National Opera; Iris/Semele for Garsington Opera; and The Little One in the UK premiere of The Golden Dragon (Peter Eötvös) for Music Theatre Wales. She also sang the soprano solo in Janáček’s The Danube with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Other roles include Clorinda/La Cenerentola (HighTime Opera); Blonde/Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pop-Up Opera); Yum-Yum/The Mikado, Gretel/Hansel and Gretel (Co-Opera Co.); and Susanna/The Marriage of Figaro and Pamina/The Magic Flute (Opera’r Ddraig). A regular on the concert platform, highlights include Mendelssohn Elijah (St John’s Smith Square, Three Choirs Festival with Philharmonia Orchestra), Bach Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Ensemble Cymru) and Arwel Hughes’ Gweddi with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Her recordings include Barbe on the Chandos recording of Arthur Sullivan’s The Beauty Stone.