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 has recently graduated from their Opera Course, where she was taught by Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp.
Having joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for their 2018 productions of Saul, Vanessa and Giulio Cesare, Meinir will join the Glyndebourne Touring Chorus for 2018/19 and cover Noémie in Cendrillon for the company.
In the 2017/18 Season, Meinir performed in recital at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Royal Academy Song Circle Group; Agilea in Teseo with La Nuova Musica at the London Handel Festival and Tina in Flight for Royal Academy Opera.
In 2017, Meinir performed the Title Role in Alcina; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni; Minerve in Orphee aux enfers and Polly Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper for Royal Academy Opera. 2016 saw Meinir join Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist. Her operatic appearances include Micaëla in Carmen with Opra Cymru; First Young Tree and chorus in British Youth Opera’s production of Paul Bunyan and chorus in Nevill Holt Opera’s production of Carmen. 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 Carmelites; 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.
Meinir is a popular soloist with choral societies across the country and recent 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.
Meinir is 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.
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