What's on: Performers

Amy Lane

Amy is Head Staff Director at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Born in London, Amy began her career as a young singer, performing with The Royal Opera, English National Opera, British Youth Opera, Opera Holland Park and was a backing singer for Barry Manilow at Wembley Arena. As stage and video director: War Horse in… Read more »

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Elgan Llŷr Thomas

Welsh tenor, Elgan Llŷr Thomas joined Scottish Opera as an Emerging Artist this season and made his company and role début as Nemorino in their touring production of The Elixir of Love. Originally from North Wales, Elgan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and subsequently completed his M.A. degree at the Guildhall School of… Read more »

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Andri Björn Róbertsson

Andri Björn Róbertsson joined English National Opera’s prestigious Harewood Artists this Season and made his début with the company as Angelotti in Catherine Malfitano’s insightful production of Tosca. In 2014/15 Andri joined the International Opera Studio in Zürich where he performed Speaker/Second Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Der König in Die Gänsemagd, Brabantische Edle in Lohengrin and Fedja Dawidowitsch Pronin in Fälle by Oscar Strasnoy. He recently returned as a guest artist to reprise… Read more »

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Kristian Benedikt

Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt has built up a reputation as one of the leading singers of he title role in Verdi’s Otello. With this role he gave his debut at Vienna State Opera in February 2017. He sang this most demanding role about 90 times: at Bavarian State Opera Munich, at the Mariinski Theatre in… Read more »

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Kristine Opolais

Photo Credit: Elena Nezenceva Kristine Opolais is one of the most sought after sopranos on the international scene today, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She is working with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding,… Read more »

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The Cory Band

The Cory Band is recognised as one of Wales’s finest and most innovative music ensembles. The band made history in 2016 by becoming the first band to be Quadruple Champions – simultaneously holding the National, Open, European and Brass in Concert titles. However, the band has a long and illustrious history. Formed in 1884, it… Read more »

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Owain Arwel Hughes CBE

Owain Arwel Hughes has conducted and recorded with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Among his titles have been Associate Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London; Associate Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Principal Conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Denmark; Principal Guest… Read more »

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Gregory Porter

What would be Gregory Porter’s highlights of the last three years? Maybe Liquid Spirit, the Californian jazz man’s third album, connecting with British audiences (it’s gone platinum) and that success being replicated around the world, with the 2013 release selling a million copies and becoming the most streamed jazz album ever. Or maybe Porter would… Read more »

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Only Boys Aloud: Côr y Gogledd

Only Boys Aloud made their first appearance at the opening of the National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale in 2010: we now have more than 200 teenage boys in 14 choirs across Wales who meet weekly at their local venue and come together for full rehearsals and concerts. In the last 12 months the boys have… Read more »

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Fron Male Voice Choir

The Fron Male Voice Choir celebrate their 70th Anniversary this year, and their history goes hand in hand with that of the Llangollen Eisteddfod. In 1946 the young men of Froncysyllte returning from the war wanted to participate in the International Eisteddfod, and in 1947 the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir was formed to do just… Read more »

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