Sir Bryn Terfel
Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel has established an extraordinary career, performing regularly on the prestigious concert stages and opera houses of the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Opéra National de Paris; Teatro Alla Scala and Zürich Opera.
In 2017, he was awarded a knighthood for his services to music. Other honours include a CBE (2003); the Queen’s Medal for Music (2006); the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation (2006) and the Freedom of the City of London (2015). He is a Grammy, Classical Brit and Gramophone Award winner with a discography encompassing operas of Mozart, Wagner and Strauss and more than fifteen solo discs.
Recent performances include Sweeney Todd for Zürich Opera, Boris Godunov for Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Scarpia in Tosca at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Holländer in Der fliegende Holländer for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
An acclaimed recitalist, he is equally renowned for his versatility as a concert performer with highlights ranging from the opening ceremony of the Wales Millennium Centre, BBC Last Night of the Proms, and the Royal Variety Show to a Gala Concert with Andrea Bocelli in Central Park, New York. He has given recitals all around the world and for nine years hosted his own festival in Faenol, North Wales.
This Season Sir Bryn makes his greatly anticipated role debuts in the title role of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Duke Bluebeard in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle for Welsh National Opera.