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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. He continues his studies with David Pollard.
In the current season engagements include Father/Hareb in the world premiere of Al Wasl for Welsh National Opera at the delayed Expo 2020 in Dubai and understudying Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, he will also perform Benoït and Alcindoro for Mid Wales Opera.
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.
Sir Gualtiero Raleigh / Roberto Devereux / Welsh National Opera / 2019
“Wyn Pencarreg was a dignified Raleigh…”
Alcindoro / La bohème / Royal Opera House / 2018
“The possibilities of Benoît and Alcindoro were fully explored by Jeremy White and Wyn Pencarreg respectively.”
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.”