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Sion Goronwy

Bass

Biography

Welsh bass Sion Goronwy made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season singing with the ensemble in The Nose. Previous engagements at the Royal Opera House include Rodrigo (Gloria – A Pigtale) for Mahogany Opera Group.

Goronwy was born in Bala and studied history at the University of Wales and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music. Opera engagements include Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin) for OPRA Cymru, Philip II (Don Carlos) and Alvise Badoero (La Gioconda) for Valladolid Opera, Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Klagenfurt State Theatre, Snug (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Opera North and Garsington Opera, Snug (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Hans Schwarz (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Glyndebourne Festival, Dikoj (Kát’a Kabanová) and Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) for Longborough Festival Opera, Pistola (Falstaff) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), Simone (Gianni Schicchi) and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Opera Project, Talpa (Il tabarro) and Betto (Gianni Schicchi) for Caledonian Opera Company and in The Nose for Aix-en-Provence Festival and Lyon Opera.

Goronwy sings regularly in concert in repertory including Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Scarlatti’s Messa di S Cecilia and Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass.