Gwyn Hughes Jones
"Manrico is thrillingly sung by Gwyn Hughes Jones. The part’s strenuous demands are met with fervour."
"Walther’s romantic lyricism, sung with such luscious Italianate ardour by Gwyn Hughes Jones..."
"Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones sings with an Italianate fluidity that Wagner wrote into the score – turns and trills that defeat most Heldentenors."
"Tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones's Cavaradossi had real fire in his belly and in his tone ... there was a ringing conviction to his delivery of all the big arias..."
"Gwyn Hughes Jones, whose brawny, heroic tenor voice has baritonal colorings, brought excitement to the proceedings even in the first sound of his offstage singing..."
Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones has sung leading roles at many of the world’s major opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Walther von Stolzing Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Macduff Macbeth); Metropolitan Opera, New York (Ismaele Nabucco, Fenton Falstaff, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Manrico Il Trovatore cond. Daniele Callegari); Opéra national de Paris (Ismaele Nabucco and Camille de Rossillon Die Lustige Witwe); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Fenton Falstaff cond. Pappano, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Rodolfo La Bohème); Washington National Opera (Cavaradossi Tosca); Opéra de Lyon (title role of Werther cond. Christian Badea); and La Monnaie, Brussels (Fenton Falstaff cond. Pappano).
Engagements in the 2017-18 season include returns to the English National Opera (Radamès Aida) and Welsh National Opera (Don Alvaro La Forza del Destino and Cavaradossi Tosca).
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