Wyn Pencarreg - baritone
Winner of the Erich Vietheer Memorial Award from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Wyn Pencarreg was born in West Wales. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining many prizes and scholarships including awards from the Countess of Munster trust, the Peter Moores Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation. He continues his studies with David Pollard.
His most recent operatic engagements include his Royal Opera House main stage debut as Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia and Papageno for English Touring Opera. Previously he has sung Count Le nozze di Figaro (Mid Wales Opera, Opera Theatre Company Dublin), Figaro Le nozze di Figaro (Opera North, English Touring Opera), Leporello Don Giovanni (Opera North, Diva Opera, Mid Wales Opera) Masetto (Opera North, Glyndebourne), Sharpless (Mid Wales Opera, Lyric Opera Dublin), Father Hänsel und Gretel, de Brétigny Manon, (Opera North), Kuligin Kát'a Kabanová (GFO), Balthasar Genoveva, King Die liebe der Danaë, Morbio Die schweigsame Frau and Premysl Sárka (Garsington Opera), Lindorf /Coppélius/Dappertutto/Dr Miracle The Tales of Hoffmann and Ford Falstaff (Mid Wales Opera), Don Belfiore Le Toréador (Batignano Festival), Morales Carmen and Schaunard La Bohème (Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall), Belcore L'elisir d'amore, Marcello La Bohème and Sharpless (Lyric Opera Dublin), Lescaut Manon (ETO), Badger/Parson The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera), Dog/Poacher The Cunning Little Vixen (Oundle International Festival), Captain Corcoran HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera), Leandro/Farfarello The Love for Three Oranges and Don Giovanni (English Pocket Opera), Don Inigo Gomez L'heure espagnole (Opera Project), Alidoro La cenerentola (Grange Park Opera), Valens Theodora and Achilla Giulio Cesare (Opéra de Baugé), and Luka The Bear (L'Opéra de Monte-Carlo).
Premières include Papin Babette's Feast for the Royal Opera House, Francis in Julian Grant’s Jump into my sack (Covent Garden Festival), Malcontent in Jonathan Dove’s In search of Angels (Glyndebourne Education), David Perkins's oratorio Re:Creation at St John's, Smith Square and Lalchand The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (The Opera Group).
Concerts include Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra and at Glyndebourne, Voice of Neptune Idomeneo with the Hallé Orchestra and Ortel Die Meistersinger with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3 and on Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2.
Plans include Sharpless Madama Butterfly for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall and Surin The Queen of Spades for English National Opera.