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Welsh bass baritone Wyn Pencarreg studied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining many prizes and scholarships including awards from the Countess of Munster Trust, the Peter Moores Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation. He was also a winner of the Erich Vietheer Memorial Award from Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
In the current season he returns to the Royal Opera House as Alcindoro La bohème, and makes his debut with Ulster Touring Opera as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville and with Irish National Opera as Le Bailli in Werther.
Highlights in recent seasons include Alcindoro La bohème, Padre Sansón The Exterminating Angel and Flemish Deputy Don Carlos for The Royal Opera; Le Sire de Béthune Les vêpres siciliennes, Barone Dauphol La traviata, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh Roberto Devereux and Alcade La forza del destino for Welsh National Opera; Cuno Der Freischütz with the OAE conducted by Sir Mark Elder; and Surin The Queen of Spades for English National Opera.
Previously he has performed Count Le nozze di Figaro (Mid Wales Opera, Opera Theatre Company Dublin); Figaro Le nozze di Figaro (Opera North, English Touring Opera); Leporello Don Giovanni (Opera North, Diva Opera, Mid Wales Opera); Papageno and Lescaut Manon (English Touring Opera); Masetto Don Giovanni (Opera North, Glyndebourne); Father Hänsel und Gretel, de Brétigny Manon, (Opera North); Kuligin Kát’a Kabanová (Glyndebourne); Balthasar Genoveva, King Die liebe der Danaë, Morbio Die schweigsame Frau and Premysl Sárka (Garsington Opera); Sharpless Madam Butterfly, Lindorf/Coppélius/Dappertutto/Dr Miracle The Tales of Hoffmann and Ford Falstaff (Mid Wales Opera); Don Belfiore Le Toréador (Batignano Festival); Sharpless Madama Butterfly, Morales Carmen and Schaunard La bohème (Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall); Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Marcello La bohème and Sharpless (Lyric Opera Dublin); Badger/Parson The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera); Captain Corcoran HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera); Don Inigo Gomez L’heure espagnole (Opera Project); Alidoro La Cenerentola (Grange Park Opera); Valens Theodora and Achilla Giulio Cesare (Opéra de Baugé); and Luka The Bear (Opéra de Monte-Carlo).
World premiere performances include Papin Babette’s Feast (Royal Opera House); Francis in Julian Grant’s Jump Into My Sack (Covent Garden Festival); Malcontent in Jonathan Dove’s In Search of Angels (Glyndebourne Education); David Perkins’s oratorio Re:Creation at St John’s Smith Square; and Lalchand The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (The Opera Group).
Concert appearances include Messiah (Ulster Orchestra and Glyndebourne); Voice of Neptune Idomeneo (Hallé Orchestra); Hermann Ortel Meistersinger (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra); and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem and Walton Belshazzar’s Feast at the St Albans Festival.
Alcindoro / La bohème / Royal Opera House / 2022
“Jeremy White and Wyn Pencarreg squeeze all available juice out of opera’s two most put-upon seniors, Benoit and Alcindoro.”
“Wyn Pencarreg offers a full voice with great presence as Alcindoro…”
Sir Gualtiero Raleigh / Roberto Devereux / Welsh National Opera / 2019
“Wyn Pencarreg was a dignified Raleigh…”
Lalchand / The Firework-Maker’s Daughter / Royal Opera House / 2015
“Wyn Pencarreg’s endlessly warm tone and beautiful diction makes his every line a pleasure to hear.”