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Llio Evans

Soprano

Welsh soprano Llio Evans, gained a first-class honours degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before going on to study with Dennis O’Neill at the Wales International Academy of Voice. A winner of numerous awards including Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize, Dame Anne Evans Award, and the Russell Sheppard Intercollegiate Award, Llio is a British Youth Opera and Welsh National Youth Opera alumna and a former Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera where she was a recipient of the Leonard Ingrams Award.

In the current season engagements include a concert of Mozart Arias with the Bath Symphony Orchestra; Mozart C Minor Mass at Cadogan Hall with Wimbledon Choral Society and the London Mozart Players; and her debut at Opera Holland Park as Josephine in HMS Pinafore.

Highlights in recent season include Celia Iolanthe for English National Opera; Iris Semele for Garsington Opera; Melanto Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Zerlina Don Giovanni for Longborough Festival Opera; The Little One in the UK premiere of The Golden Dragon (Peter Eötvös) for Music Theatre Wales; and the soprano role in Waxwings for English Touring Opera. She also sang the soprano solo in Janáček The Danube with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Operatic roles include Clorinda La Cenerentola (HighTime Opera); Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pop-Up Opera); Yum-Yum The Mikado, Gretel Hansel and Gretel (Co-Opera Co.); and Susanna The Marriage of Figaro and Pamina The Magic Flute (Opera’r Ddraig). Roles understudied include Despina Così fan tutte and Mimi Vert-Vert (Garsington Opera); and Ilia Idomeneo (English Touring Opera).

A regular on the concert platform, highlights include Mendelssohn Elijah (St John’s Smith Square, Three Choirs Festival with Philharmonia Orchestra), Bach Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Ensemble Cymru) and Arwel Hughes’ Gweddi with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes for BBC Radio 3. Llio is also an accomplished recitalist having performed recitals for Garsington Opera, Cardiff Music Festival, Swansea Music Festival, Llandeilo Music Festival and Ensemble Cymru. Llio can be heard singing the role of Barbe on the Chandos recording of Arthur Sullivan’s, The Beauty Stone, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Steven Swales Artist Management represents Llio Evans worldwide

Reviews

Melanto / Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria / Longborough Festival Opera/ 2021
“Llio Evans’ beautifully drawn Melanto”
(iNews)

“Llio Evans brought a fierce sensuality to good-time gal Melanto…”
(Opera)


Zerlina / Don Giovanni / Longborough Festival Opera / 2019
“Llio Evans is a superb, enchanting Zerlina, the perfect soubrette, knowing yet artful and delightful, and a little bit masochistic.”
(Plays to See)

“Llio Evans attractive in Zerlina’s blend of innocence and provocativeness.”
(Midlands Music Reviews)


Celia / Iolanthe / English National Opera / 2018
“Llio Evans and Joanne Appleby made a delightful pair of fairies, both strong visually and vocally…”
(Planet Hugill)

Videos

News

20 Nov 2021

20 Nov 2021

Mozart Arias
Conductor:
Eugene Monteith

27 Nov 2021

27 Nov 2021

Mozart: Mass in C Minor
Conductor:
Neil Ferris

 
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