Fflur Wyn

Soprano

"Fflur Wyn’s singing was clear and beautifully articulated, and a natural acting instinct made her pivotal."

Opera

"Fllur Wyn sang Celia with sparkling coloratura"

planethugill.com

"As well as clear diction, Wyn displayed a fine soprano voice – bright and supple but with a pleasing, steely quality in the upper register – and breathtaking technical control."

Financial Times

"Fflur Wyn's Flora is beautifully sung and convincingly petulant."

The Guardian

"Fflur Wyn is a charming Servilia."

The Telegraph

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Having already gained wide acclaim for her performances on the operatic stage as well as the concert platform, Welsh singer Fflur Wyn has quickly established herself as one of the country’s foremost sopranos. She was recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the music profession so far.

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, Vivetta L’arlesiana, and the title role in Lakmé (Opera Holland Park); Malinka The Adventures of Mr Broucek (Grange Park Opera); Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro (La Monnaie); Lucia Rape of Lucretia (Potsdamer Winteroper); Esilena Rodrigo (Göttingen International Handel Festival); Governess Turn of the Screw (Mexico City); Celia Lucio Silla (Buxton Opera); Sophie Werther, Marzelline Fidelio, Susanna The Marriage of Figaro, Morgana Alcina, Servilia La Clemenza di Tito, Blue Fairy Pinocchio, Waldvogel Siegfried, Achsah Joshua, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Flora Turn of the Screw, Clerida Croesus, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Fire/Nightingale/Princess L’enfant et les Sortileges and Trio Soprano Trouble in Tahiti (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.

Fflur has worked with many great conductors and orchestras including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Richard Armstrong, Harry Bicket and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Gabrieli Consort and The English Concert. Recent recitals include performances at Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, Wilton’s Music Hall and The Howard Assembly Room.

In the 2022/23 season, Fflur sings Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice on the Opera North concert tour, and also for Chelsea Opera Group, Handel’s Messiah with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, and the role of 1st Niece Peter Grimes at Royal Danish Opera.

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Handel Theodora (Title role), Northern Aldborough Festival

(June 2022)

Fflur Wyn shares with her colleagues a notable record of Handelian experience, and her Theodora was strongly characterized as well as being beautifully sung. Their final farewell melted sight.

Melanie Eskenazi, MusicOMH*****

Janáček The Excursions of Mr. Brouček (Malinka/Etherea/Kunka)

Grange Park Opera (June 2022)

Brouček is surrounded by Janáček’s well-observed villagers, the painter Mazal (Mark Le Brocq), the bartender Würfl (Andrew Shore), and the Sacristan (Clive Bayley) with his daughter Málinka (Fflur Wyn)… The vocal writing is extremely demanding, not always quite logical, but brilliantly sustained by all.

Nicholas Kenyon, The Telegraph****

Fflur Wyn sings with accuracy and a thrilling shine in her three well-differentiated soprano roles.

Claire Seymour, The Stage****

Fflur Wyn convinced in both roles, as she did in her more serious impersonations in the second half.

Melanie Eskenazi, MusicOMH****

Bach St John Passion, The Academy of Ancient Music

The Barbican (April 2022)

The soprano Fflur Wyn bubbled with joy in her solo

Geoff Brown, The Times****

Mozart Cosi fan Tutte (Despina), Saffron Opera Group

Saffron Hall (February 2022)

As Despina, Fflur Wyn showed off her effortless talent for suggesting mischief simply by standing still and letting an arched eyebrow or minimalist hand gesture take the strain. Her soprano is now quite substantial, but agile and word-friendly, and she radiates vitality.

Alexandra Coghlan, Opera Magazine

Handel Alcina (Morgana), Opera North

(February 2022)

Fflur Wyn is charming as Alcina’s coquettish sister, Morgana, her showstopper Tornami a vagheggiar as easy as laughter

Alexandra Coghlan, The Telegraph

It was left to Fflur Wyn’s Morgana to bring a bit more life to the proceedings, and not just in her showpiece act one aria (which some Alcinas steal for themselves). She and Nick Pritchard’s Oronte provided the most touching performances of the evening.

Martin Kettle, The Guardian

As an unusually serious Morgana, Fflur Wyn is sympathetic as she spars with Nick Pritchard’s effectively befuddled Oronte.”

Neil Fisher, The Times

Fflur Wyn made a fiery Morgana, Alcina’s sister, and tore into her big aria ‘Tornami a vagheggiar’ with relish.

Martin Dreyer, Opera Magazine

(…) company favourite Fflur Wyn (Morgana) has never sounded so intensely dramatic

Ron Simpson, The Reviews Hub

Fflur Wyn, another company favourite, was a feisty and sympathetic Morgana, making the most of her showpiece aria, ‘Tornami a vagheggiar’.

Melanie Eskenazi, Music OMH

Fflur Wyn shone as Morgana, with a thrilling take on her aria Tornami a vagheggiar.

Gavin Engelbrecht, The Northern Echo

CD: Handel The Choice of Hercules (Pleasure), Gottingen Handel Festival

ACC26415 (September 2021)

Fflur Wyn, bright and youthful of tone, sings these with panache.

Richard Wigmore, Gramophone

Todd Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Title role)

Welsh National Opera (June 2021)

Fflur Wyn, who first created the role of Alice for OHP, is again the out-and-out star. A gifted actor, her warmly lyrical soprano carries effortlessly.

Rian Evans, The Guardian

The Welsh National Opera makes a triumphant return to the stage with a bravura performance of the children’s story which has Fflur Wyn as a beguiling Alice

Morning Star Online*****

Beethoven Fidelio (Marzelline), Opera North

(June 2021)

Flur Wyn played Marzelline, daughter of the prison warden Rocco, and Oliver Johnson her paramour (and his assistant) Jaquino; their comic interactions were touching

Ivan Hewett, Telegraph*****

…both hit their marks every time, Wyn’s crystalline soprano topping many early ensembles

Ron Simpson, The Reviews Hub*****

Beethoven Fidelio (Marzelline), Opera North

(December 2020)

Youthful charm exuded from Fflur Wyn

The Telegraph

Fflur Wyn, who was Marzelline also in the 2011 Opera North staged production, slots into her role with ease, and the great canon quartet, “Mir ist so wunderbar”, is cleverly presented as well as beautifully sung.

Robert Beale, The Arts Desk​​​

Fflur Wyn’s bright, sympathetic Marzelline

Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian*****

Fflur Wyn – another whose voice has grown in recent years – made a warm Marzelline…

Opera Magazine

Mozart The Marriage of Figaro (Susanna)

Opera North (February 2020)

Soprano Fflur Wyn was a terrific, spirited Susanna, her voice purer and clearer the higher she reached, and adept at the stylised gestures used by all the characters, particularly with the arms and hands.

Richard Wilcocks, Bachtrack****

Opposite him was Fflur Wyn, also new to her role as Susanna, a calculating creature - Antonio's social-climbing niece - rather than a playful minx. Her soprano was light and clean...

Martin Dreyer, Opera Magazine

Fflur Wyn as Susanna switches effortlessly between humour and high emotion

Yakub Qureshi, Manchester Evening News*****

Fflur Wyn’s Susanna is sweet and down to earth

John Murphy, The Stage****

…Fflur Wyn’s mercurial Susanna.

Melanie Eskenazi, MusicOMH****

Under the direction of Davies, this cast is led by Rhodes and Wyn who have put on an excellent performance

Dawn Smallwood, The Reviews Hub

Fflur Wyn’s characterisation of Susanna is a delight

Jim Jack, Ilkley Gazette

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