Sir Bryn Terfel



Born in North Wales, Bryn Terfel studied at the GSMD with Arthur Reckless and Rudolf Piernay. His repertory ranges from Mozart to Sondheim and his performances from intimate recitals to the opening ceremony of the Wales Millennium Centre and the BBC Last Night of the Proms. His award-winning discography encompasses operas by Mozart, Wagner and Strauss and over 15 solo discs. His awards and honours include a CBE (2003), the Queen’s Medal for Music (2006), a knighthood (2017) the title of Austrian Kammersänger (2022) and a European Cultural Award at the Tonhalle, Zurich. Recent appearances include the Coronation of King Charles III, The Flying Dutchman, Dulcamara, Don Basilio and Don Pasquale (The Royal Opera House), Sweeney Todd (Zurich Opera), Balstrode (Vienna State Opera, The Royal Opera House), Bluebeard (Paris Opera), Gianni Schicchi (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, European Opera Centre), Dutchman (Grange Park Opera), Falstaff (Zurich Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper), Scarpia (Paris, Zurich, Tokyo Spring Festival, Vienna, Bergen International Festival) and concerts in São Paulo, Tokyo, Bretagne, Versailles, Antwerp, Belgrade, Stockholm and Geneva.

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