Artist Biography

Meinir Wyn Roberts

Soprano

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Website: https://www.meinirwynrobertssoprano.com/


Soprano Meinir Wyn Roberts is a popular concert artist possessing natural charm and stage presence.

Welsh Soprano Meinir Wyn Roberts graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester with a First Class B.Mus (Hons) Degree. She subsequently completed her M.A Degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London and graduated from their Opera Course, where she was taught by Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp.

During her studies, Meinir was kindly funded by the Ryan Davies Memorial Fund; The Seary Trust; The Hartsheath Charitable Trust; The Kathleen Trust; The Richard Stapley Trust; The Elizabeth Evans Trust; Lucille Graham Prize; Maida Jones Award; The Mills- Williams Award and The Arts Council of Wales.

This summer, Meinir will make her role debut as Magda in Puccini's La Rondine with the newly launched If Opera (Formerly Iford Arts). Other engagements this season include cover Musetta for Mid Wales Opera. Last summer, Meinir sang the role of The Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier and covered Melissa in Handel's Amadigi for Garsington Opera. She was also recently soprano soloist in Mid Wales Opera's Sounds of Summer - Garden Concert and sang the role of Jini on the soundtrack of a new Operatic Welsh Film of the novel Un Nos Ola Leuad for OPRA Cymru with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera. She was also the soprano soloist in Scottish Opera's autumn Opera Highlights Tour.

In 2019, Meinir made her role debut in the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Nevill Holt Opera. She also performed the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Opra Cymru and also with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra in a concert performance. Meinir joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in 2018 for their productions of Saul, Vanessa and Giulio Cesare and the Glyndebourne Touring Chorus for 2018/19, covering Noémie in Cendrillon for the company.

Roles as a member of Royal Academy Opera included Title Role in Alcina, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Minerve in Orphee aux enfers, Tina in Flight and Polly Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper. She has also sung the roles of Agilea in Teseo with La Nuova Musica at the London Handel Festival, Micaëla in Carmen with Opra Cymru and First Young Tree and chorus in British Youth Opera’s production of Paul Bunyan. Other operatic performances include Colette in The Drunkard Reformed and Fortuna in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with the Royal Northern College of Music. In opera scenes, she has performed Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, Flower Maiden in Parsifal, Nannetta in Falstaff, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus.

In the 2017/18 Season, Meinir performed in recital at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Royal Academy Song Circle Group. She is a  popular soloist with choral societies across the country and highlights include performing at the 2017 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and in a Gala Dinner at the North American Welsh Festival in Columbus Ohio.

Television broadcasts include performances on ‘Noson Lawen,’ ‘Heno’ and ‘Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol’ for S4C.

Prizes and awards include the 2015 International Voice of the Future Competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, the W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship, the Osborne Roberts Blue Riband Scholarship and the Violet Mary Lewis Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Whilst at the Royal Northern College of Music, she was a finalist in the prestigious Gold Medal Competition, highly commended in the Frederic Cox Award for Singing and was a recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award and Dame Eva Turner Award.


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DateDetails
05/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Hafren Newtown, 7.30pm

10/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Aberystwyth Arts Centre 7.30pm

12/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Pontio, Bangor 7.30pm

17/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Riverfront, Newport, 7.30pm

19/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon 7.30pm

22/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Theatr Clwyd 7.30pm

24/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Ffwrnes Llanelli 7.30pm

26/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 7.30pm

29/03/2022

Ensemble & cover Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme
Mid Wales Opera conducted by Jonathan Lyness
The Octagon, Yeovil, Somerset, 7.30pm

Bach Lutheran Mass in G Major BWV 236
Bach Magnificat in D Major BWV 243
Debussy Ariettes Oubliees
Dvořák Stabat Mater Op.58
Handel TeseoAgilea
Hughes Gweddi
Lehar Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heis
Mendelssohn Elijah Op.70
Quilter 7 Elizabethan Songs
Schubert Ave Maria
Strauss Die Nacht
Verdi La Vergine Degli Angeli
Bach
Lutheran Mass in G Major BWV 236
Bach
Magnificat in D Major BWV 243
Debussy
Ariettes Oubliees
Dvořák
Stabat Mater Op.58
Handel
Teseo
Agilea
Hughes
Gweddi
Lehar
Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heis
Mendelssohn
Elijah Op.70
Quilter
7 Elizabethan Songs
Schubert
Ave Maria
Strauss
Die Nacht
Verdi
La Vergine Degli Angeli
Bizet CarmenMicaëla
Britten Paul BunyanFirst Young Tree
Britten The Rape of LucretiaLucia (scenes)
Britten A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena
Dove FlightTina
Glück L’ivrogne Corrige Colette
Handel TeseoAgilea
Handel AmadigiMelissa (cover)
Handel AlcinaAlcina
Humperdink Hansel and GretelGretel (scenes)
Massenet CendrillonNoémie (cover)
Monteverdi Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in PatriaFortuna
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte Fiordiligi (scenes)
Mozart Don Giovanni Donna Elvira; Zerlina (scenes)
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro La Contessa (scenes)
Offenbach Orphée Aux Enfers Minerve
Poulenc Les Dialogues des Carmelites Soeur Constance (scenes)
Puccini La BohemeMusetta (U)
Puccini La RondineMagda
Strauss Die FledermausRosalinde (scenes)
Strauss, Richard Der RosenkavalierThe Milliner
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Tatyana (scenes)
Verdi FalstaffNannetta (scenes)
Verdi Un Giorno Di RegnoGiulietta (cover)
Wagner ParsifalFlower Maiden (scenes)
Weill Die Dreigroschenoper Polly Peachum
Bizet
Carmen
Micaëla
Britten
Paul Bunyan
First Young Tree
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Lucia (scenes)
Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena
Dove
Flight
Tina
Glück
L’ivrogne Corrige
Colette
Handel
Teseo
Agilea
Handel
Amadigi
Melissa (cover)
Handel
Alcina
Alcina
Humperdink
Hansel and Gretel
Gretel (scenes)
Massenet
Cendrillon
Noémie (cover)
Monteverdi
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
Fortuna
Mozart
Cosi Fan Tutte
Fiordiligi (scenes)
Mozart
Don Giovanni
Donna Elvira; Zerlina (scenes)
Mozart
Le Nozze di Figaro
La Contessa (scenes)
Offenbach
Orphée Aux Enfers
Minerve
Poulenc
Les Dialogues des Carmelites
Soeur Constance (scenes)
Puccini
La Boheme
Musetta (U)
Puccini
La Rondine
Magda
Strauss
Die Fledermaus
Rosalinde (scenes)
Strauss, Richard
Der Rosenkavalier
The Milliner
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Tatyana (scenes)
Verdi
Falstaff
Nannetta (scenes)
Verdi
Un Giorno Di Regno
Giulietta (cover)
Wagner
Parsifal
Flower Maiden (scenes)
Weill
Die Dreigroschenoper
Polly Peachum

Opera

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream for Nevill Holt Opera
MusicOMH
As Helena, Meinir Wyn Roberts reveals an extremely engaging soprano.

Teseo

Agilea in Handel's Teseo at the London Handel Festival, April 2018
Music OMH
Roberts' soprano possessed strength, beauty and edge. Her superb technique ensured that her sound entered a wondrous realm at the top of her register while still maintaining evenness of tone, and was shown to particularly good effect in the exceptionally challenging ‘M’adora l’idol mio’

Teseo

Agilea in Handel's Teseo at the London Handel Festival, April 2018
Planet Hugill
Meinir Wyn Roberts sang with such a vibrantly characterful sense of line, that Agilea was positively transformed. Wyn Roberts was always highly expressive. I particularly loved her second aria, duetting with Leo Duarte's oboe, and her Act Three recitative with Leila Zanette's Medea in Act Three fairly crackled.

Concerts & Recitals

Opera Highlights: A splendid evening of operatic vignettes

Soprano Soloist in Scottish Opera's Opera Highlights Tour
The National
For her part, Wyn Roberts performs an optimistic aria from Charles Gounod's Roneo et Juliette with a delightful lightness of expression. Her vocalisation is cheerful, as the piece requires, but also impressive, particularly at the top of her range.

Opera Highlights, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Soprano Soloist in Scottish Opera's Opera Highlights Tour
The Herald
...both tenor and soprano were vocally very secure in their solo outings, with Roberts having the more interesting repertoire in arias from Gounod's Romeo and Juliet and Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
Royal Academy of Music Richard Lewis Song Circle at Wigmore Hall, London, January 2018
Classical Source
A crop of gorgeous voices from the Royal Academy of Music was on display at Wigmore Hall in a programme united by a Venetian theme, a journey through this gothic, timeless city. Meinir Wyn Roberts opened her account with Fanny Mendelssohn’s ‘Gondellied’; her golden tones mirrored the poetry as strains of music crossed the waters to the sea, and her Rossini duet with Terry, ‘La regatta veneziana’, was wonderfully animated.

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