rhiannon llewellyn - soprano
Welsh soprano Rhiannon Lewellyn recently finished her training on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Lilian Watson and Jonathan Papp having gained her BMus at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has been First Prize winner of the John Kerr Award for English Song, MOCSA Young Welsh Singer, Dunraven Young Welsh Singer and Maggie Teyte competitions and received the 2013 Garsington Opera Leonard Ingrams Award for Most Promising Young Artist.
Rhiannon made her professional opera début as the Sandman Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera and has also performed Arminda Rinaldo for Longborough Festival Opera and Mauxalinda in Lampe's The Dragon of Wantley. She has sung Anne Trulove The Rake's Progress, Nella Gianni Schicchi, and Dalinda Ariodante for Royal Academy Opera.
Concert appearances include Bernstein Mass at The Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Kristjan Järvi; Handel Duets and Arias with the Royal Academy Baroque Orchestra / Laurence Cummings; Mozart Exsultate Jubilate with the Thames Chamber Orchestra / David Rowland; Haydn Creation with the London Youth Choir / Suzy Digby and Carmina Burana with the National Children’s Orchestra / Howard Williams.
Rhiannon has given solo recitals at the Royal Opera House Crush Room, Real Academia de belles Artes, Madrid, St John’s Smith Square and the Gower and Cardiff Music Festivals working with accompanists Paul McKenzie, Finnegan Downie Dear, Manon Fischer-Dieskau and Edwige Herchenroder.
Her plans include The Lace Seller Death in Venice and the cover of Anna Intermezzo both for Garsington Opera and Cesare in Vivaldi Catone in Utica at the Dartington Summer School.