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The Welsh baritone studied at St John's College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo. He made his debut with WNO as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in more than sixty operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, China, India, and most European countries.
In France he has sung the roles of Olivier (Capriccio), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), George (Of Mice and Men), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov), Baritone (Hydrogen Jukebox) and title role Till Eulenspiegel by Karetnikov for L'Opéra de Nantes, and Sebastian (The Tempest) for L'Opéra du Rhin. In Italy he has sung the role of Nixon (Nixon in China) at the opera house in Verona and Ferryman (Curlew River) at the opera houses of Pisa and Trento. In Greece he has sung the role of Chou En-lai (Nixon in China) for Greek National Opera. In Belgium he has sung the role of Marcello (La Bohème) for Zomeropera. In Norway he has sung the role of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) for Vest Norges Opera and Serezha (The Electrification of the Soviet Union) for Opera Vest. In Austria he has sung the role of Dr Pangloss (Candide) in Vienna, a role that he repeated in Bremen, Munich, Suhl, Leipzig and London. In the USA he has sung the role of Lukash (The Good Soldier Schweik) for Long Beach Opera.
He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and at many major music festivals. He has appeared with the BBCNOW in Tippett’s King Priam at the Royal Festival Hall, the CBSO in Lambert’s Summer’s Last Will and Testament at Symphony Hall, the Hallé in Handel’s Messiah at the Bridgewater Hall, the Philharmonia in Mozart’s Requiem at St David’s Hall, the BBCSO in Nielsen’s Third Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms, the RLPO in Rawsthorne's Medieval Diptych, the BBCSSO in Adams’s The Wound Dresser at City Halls, the BBC Philharmonic in Schubert’s Mass in Ab, the RPO in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the LPO in Watson’s O! Captain, the Ulster Orchestra in McDowall's Theatre of Tango, the BSO in Mathias’s This Worlde’s Joie at the Three Choirs Festival, and the BBCCO in Stainer’s Crucifixion at Southwark Cathedral for BBC Radio 2. He frequently records for BBC Radio 3 (in recital, and with the BBCNOW, CBSO, BBCSO, BBCSO, BBC Philharmonic and BBCCO), and has made many commercial recordings, including more than ten solo discs of songs.
As a principal singer with WNO he appeared at the opening night of the Wales Millennium Centre, and received the inaugural Sir Geraint Evans Award from the Welsh Music Guild, given annually to a person or persons who have made a significant contribution to Welsh music in any one year or recent years. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Glyndwr University in 2009 for services to music in Wales, and received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Aberdeen in 2011.