Fflur Wyn

Having already gained wide acclaim for her performances on the operatic stage as well as the concert platform, Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn is quickly establishing herself as one of the country's foremost young singers. Having received a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Beatrice Unsworth and Clara Taylor, Fflur graduated from the Royal Academy Opera Course with the prestigious DipRAM for outstanding performance and has subsequently been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the music profession so far. Fflur is the recipient of many awards and scholarships including both first prize and audience prize at the London Handel Singing Competition, the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers, the London Welsh Singer of the Year, the Bryn Terfel Scholarship and the MOCSA Young Welsh Singer Prize.

Her operatic performances include Jemmy (“Guillaume Tell”), Iphis (“Jephtha”), Blonde (“Die Entführung aus dem Serail”) and Dorinda in Handel's “Orlando” (Welsh National Opera); Pamina (“The Magic Flute”), Alice (“Alice in Wonderland”), and the title role in “Lakmé” (Opera Holland Park); Barbarina (“Le nozze di Figaro”, La Monnaie); Governess (“The Turn of the Screw”, Mexico City); Sophie (“Werther”), Marzelline (“Fidelio”), Servilia (“La Clemenza di Tito”), Blue Fairy (“Pinocchio”), Waldvogel (“Siegfried”), Achsah (“Joshua”), Gretel (“Hansel und Gretel”), Flora (“The Turn of the Screw”), Clerida (“Croesus”), Gianetta (“L’elisir d’amore”, Opera North); Floriana in Leoncavallo's “Zazà” (Opera Rara); Mimi in Offenbach's “Vert-Vert” (Garsington Opera); Michal (“Saul”) with the BBC Singers; and Celidora (“L’oca del Cairo”) with the London Mozart Players.

She is in demand as a singer of contemporary music and has created many roles including Blonde Woman in Oscar Bianchi's “Thanks to My Eyes” (Aix-en-Provence Festival, La Monnaie, Paris, Lisbon); Girl in “How the Whale Became” by Julian Philips (Royal Opera House); Daughter in Elena Langer's “The Lion’s Face” (The Opera Group, ROH); Adele in “Jane Eyre” by Michael Berkeley (Music Theatre Wales); the title role in Will Todd's opera “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” for Opera Holland Park; and La Plus Jeune Fille in Philippe Boesmans' new opera “Au Monde” at La Monnaie.

Fflur has worked with many great conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Richard Armstrong, Harry Bicket and Paul McCreesh, and some of her most notable concert performances include Bach “Christmas Oratorio” (Combattimento Consort/Jan Willem de Vriend); Handel “Jephtha” (Cappella Amsterdam/Daniel Reuss); Haydn “Harmoniemesse”; Mozart “Mass in C minor” and Handel “Messiah” (Royal Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair; The English Concert/Harry Bicket); Haydn “Creation” (The Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh); Mozart “Exsultate, Jubilate” (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The European Union Chamber Orchestra); Mozart “Mass in C minor” (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); Poulenc “Gloria” (London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Parry); Orff “Carmina Burana” (The Chamber Orchestra of Wales); Bach “Coffee Cantata” (Early Opera Group/Christian Curnyn); “Acis and Galatea” (La Nuova Musica/David Bates); Britten “Les Illuminations” (Northern Chamber Orchestra); and Mozart “Concert Arias” with the Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place, London.

Fflur made her Proms debut in Mozart “Thamos” with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John's and her most recent recitals include performances at Kings Place, St John's Smith Square, Wilton's Music Hall, The Howard Assembly Room and the Oxford Liederfestival. Recent and future performances include the role of Fire/Nightingale/Princess (“L’enfant et les Sortileges”), Trio Soprano (“Trouble in Tahiti”) and Sophie (“Der Rosenkavalier”) for Opera North; Celia (“Lucio Silla”) for Buxton Opera; the title role in Handel's “Theodora” with the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin; Pleasure (“The Choice of Hercules”) with the Göttingen International Handel Festival; Bach's “Christmas Oratorio” with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra; Orff's “Carmina Burana” with the CBSO; Fauré “Requiem” with BBC NOW; and a revival of her critically acclaimed performance of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with Opera Holland Park.