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Wyn Pencarreg

Bass Baritone

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 he performs Alcindoro La bohème (The Royal Opera); First Nazarene Salome (Irish National Opera); and tours as Charlie Shoulder to Shoulder (Swansea City Opera).

Among his recent highlights are Alcindoro La bohème, Padre Sansón The Exterminating Angel, Flemish Deputy Don Carlos (The Royal Opera); Le Sire de Béthune Les vêpres siciliennes, Barone Dauphol La traviata, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh Roberto Devereux, Alcade La forza del destino (Welsh National Opera); and Le Bailli Werther (Irish National Opera).

His operatic roles include 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).

In contemporary opera Wyn has performed 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.

Steven Swales Artist Management represents Wyn Pencarreg worldwide


Dr Bartolo / The Barber of Seville / Ulster Touring Opera / 2023
“Doctor Bartolo, magnificently rendered by Wyn Pencarreg…”
(Opera Now)

“Wyn Pencarreg and Lorena Paz Nieto were both terrific in the roles of Bartolo and Berta respectively. Pencarreg brought the lecherous but hopelessly out-manoeuvred Bartolo to life, and he negotiated Rossini’s rapid-fire coloratura with brio.”
(Seen & Heard International)

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.”
(The Stage)

“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…”


Welsh National Opera

15, 18, 20, 22 Jun | 29 Sep | 2, 5, 12, 19, 25 Oct | 14 Nov 2024

Puccini: Il trittico
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi | Alexander Joel
Sir David McVicar

Royal Ballet & Opera

13, 16, 18, 20, 23 December 2024 | 4, 8, 11, 14, 17 January 2025

Puccini: La bohème
Conductor: Speranza Scappucci
Director: Richard Jones

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