Artist Biography

Meinir Wyn Roberts

Soprano

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Artist Manager: Rhian Williams rhian.williams@harlequin-agency.co.uk

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 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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DateDetails
14/11/2018

Cendrillon
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Role: Noémie (cover)
Conductor: Duncan Ward
Theatre Royal, Norwich, England. 19:15
Tickets

16/11/2018

La Traviata
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Chorus
Conductor: Christoph Altsteadt
Theatre Royal, Norwich, England. 19:15
Tickets

17/11/2018

Cendrillon
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Role: Noémie (cover)
Conductor: Duncan Ward
Theatre Royal, Norwich, England. 19:15
Tickets

20/11/2018

La Traviata
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Chorus
Conductor: Christoph Altsteadt
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, England. 19:15
Tickets

23/11/2018

Cendrillon
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Role: Noémie (cover)
Conductor: Duncan Ward
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, England. 19:15
Tickets

24/11/2018

La Traviata
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Chorus
Conductor: Christoph Altsteadt
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, England. 19:15
Tickets

27/11/2018

La Traviata
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Chorus
Conductor: Christoph Altsteadt
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, England. 19:15
Tickets

28/11/2018

Cendrillon
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Role: Noémie (cover)
Conductor: Duncan Ward
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, England. 19:15
Tickets

30/11/2018

La Traviata
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Chorus
Conductor: Christoph Altsteadt
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, England. 19:15
Tickets

01/12/2018

Cendrillon
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Role: Noémie (cover)
Conductor: Duncan Ward
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, England. 19:15
Tickets

04/12/2018

Glyndebourne Tour: Golden Anniversary Celebration
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England. 19:00

08/12/2018

The Glyndebourne Christmas Concert
Conductor: Nicholas Jenkins
Glyndebourne, Lewes, England. 16:00
Tickets

09/12/2018

The Glyndebourne Christmas Concert
Conductor: Nicholas Jenkins
Glyndebourne, Lewes, England. 16:00
Tickets

Bach Lutheran Mass in G Major BWV 236
Bach Magnificat in D Major BWV 243
Debussy Ariettes Oubliees
Dvořák Stabat Mater Op.58
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
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)
Dove FlightTina
Glück L’ivrogne Corrige Colette
Handel TeseoAgilea
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)
Strauss Die FledermausRosalinde (scenes)
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Tatyana (scenes)
Verdi FalstaffNannetta (scenes)
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)
Dove
Flight
Tina
Glück
L’ivrogne Corrige
Colette
Handel
Teseo
Agilea
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)
Strauss
Die Fledermaus
Rosalinde (scenes)
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Tatyana (scenes)
Verdi
Falstaff
Nannetta (scenes)
Wagner
Parsifal
Flower Maiden (scenes)
Weill
Die Dreigroschenoper
Polly Peachum

Opera

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’
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

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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