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Meinir Wyn Roberts

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

Assistant: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk

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


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

Currently in her final year on the Royal Academy of Music's Opera Course, she studies with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp and is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. 

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 is currently on their Opera Course, under the tutelage of Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp.

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.

This summer, she joins the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for their 2018 Season.

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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10/06/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 14:45
Tickets

15/06/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
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20/06/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

23/06/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

29/06/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

06/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

10/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

13/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

15/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 14:45
Tickets

19/07/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

20/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

22/07/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:00
Tickets

24/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

27/07/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:20
Tickets

28/07/2018

Giulio Cesare
Chorus
Conductor: William Christie/ Jonathan Cohen
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:05
Tickets

30/07/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:20
Tickets

03/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

05/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

07/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:10
Tickets

08/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

10/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:10
Tickets

11/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

12/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

13/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

14/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:10
Tickets

16/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

17/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:10
Tickets

18/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

19/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

21/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

22/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:10
Tickets

23/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

24/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 17:10
Tickets

25/08/2018

Saul
Chorus
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
Tickets

26/08/2018

Vanessa
Chorus
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Glyndebourne, Sussex, England. 16:35
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
Dove FlightTina
Glück L’ivrogne Corrige Colette
Handel AlcinaAlcina
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte Fiordiligi (scenes)
Mozart Don Giovanni Donna Elvira
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro La Contessa (scenes)
Offenbach Orphée Aux Enfers Minerve
Poulenc Les Dialogues des Carmelites Soeur Constance (scenes)
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Tatyana (scenes)
Teseo TeseoAgilea
Verdi Falstaff Nannetta (scenes)
Weill Die Dreigroschenoper Polly
Bizet
Carmen
Micaëla
Dove
Flight
Tina
Glück
L’ivrogne Corrige
Colette
Handel
Alcina
Alcina
Mozart
Cosi Fan Tutte
Fiordiligi (scenes)
Mozart
Don Giovanni
Donna Elvira
Mozart
Le Nozze di Figaro
La Contessa (scenes)
Offenbach
Orphée Aux Enfers
Minerve
Poulenc
Les Dialogues des Carmelites
Soeur Constance (scenes)
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Tatyana (scenes)
Teseo
Teseo
Agilea
Verdi
Falstaff
Nannetta (scenes)
Weill
Die Dreigroschenoper
Polly

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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