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Rhodri Prys Jones

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

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

Website: http://www.rhodriprysjones.co.uk/home.html


Rhodri Prys Jones has an engagingly natural, lyric tenor voice. A popular concert artist, he has given several world premieres and last year, recorded a new Welsh translation of J. S. Bach’s St John Passion in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff for television broadcast on S4C. 

He is currently in his final year on the Opera Performance Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff.

Welsh tenor, Rhodri Prys Jones studied Music and Media at Trinity University College, Carmarthen, before completing an M.A. Vocal Studies degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He is currently in his final year on the Opera Performance Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, studying with Adrian Thompson.

In 2017, Rhodri performed the role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Sam Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene at RWCMD.

2016 saw Rhodri join Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist where his performances included chorus member in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri and Haydn’s The Creation.

Other operatic roles include Ramiro in La Cenerentola at RWCMD; Jupiter in Semele, a co-production between Mid Wales Opera and RWCMD in association with the Academy of Ancient Music, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Triquet and Lensky cover in Eugene Onegin for Opra Cymru.

In 2015 he joined Welsh National Opera as a member of an eight part ensemble in Gair ar Gnawd by Pwyll ap Sion.

In opera scenes, he has performed Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Jenik in Bartered Bride, Almaviva in Barber of Seville, Jaquino in Fidelio, Harlequin in Der Kaiser Von Atlantis, Robert Devereux in Gloriana and El Remendado in Carmen.

Rhodri’s Chorus experience includes Don Pasquale with Longborough Festival Opera and Francesca Di Foix, The Adventures of Pinnochio, San Giovanni Batista and The Cunning Peasant with Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Rhodri is a popular concert artist. Highlights include his Royal Albert Hall début, performing as guest soloist at the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs and a Gala Dinner performance for HRH Prince Charles. Rhodri’s concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Stainer’s Crucifixion, Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor, Gounod’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria, Haydn’s The Seasons, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Mozart’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

He has given several world premieres of works including Edward Rhys Harry’s Mass of the Martyrs and Eilir Owen Griffiths’ In Memoriam. In 2017, he recorded a new Welsh language translation of J. S. Bach’s St John Passion (‘Dioddefaint yn ôl Ioan’) in Llandaff Cathedral for broadcast on S4C. Other TV broadcasts include performances on ‘Noson Lawen’, ‘Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol’ and ‘Heno’ for S4C and performing at the UK Ceremony of Remembrance ‘Centenary of Passchendaele, Third Battle of Ypres’ live on BBC One from Passchendaele.

Prizes and awards include the 2017 Ian Stoutzker Prize, which is awarded annually for the most outstanding musician at RWCMD, the Janet Price Opera Prize, the Glynne Jones Scholarship and the Busenhart Morgan-Evans Worshipful Company Award. 

Rhodri is kindly supported by the Help Musicians Sybil Tutton Award and the Dame Shirley Bassey Award.


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DateDetails
05/10/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales. 19:15
Tickets

07/10/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales. 16:00
Tickets

11/10/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
New Theatre, Oxford, England. 19:15
Tickets

18/10/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. 19:15
Tickets

26/10/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
The Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol, England. 19:15
Tickets

08/11/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England. 19:15
Tickets

15/11/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
The Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham, England. 19:15
Tickets

22/11/2018

La Cenerentola
Welsh National Opera
Role: Ramiro (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, England. 19:15
Tickets

Bach St Johns Passion
Gounod Petite Messe Solennelle
Handel Messiah
Haydn The Creation
Haydn The Seasons
Haydn Te Deum
Mendelssohn Elijah Op. 70
Mozart Requiem
Orff Carmina Burana
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Bach
St Johns Passion
Gounod
Petite Messe Solennelle
Handel
Messiah
Haydn
The Creation
Haydn
The Seasons
Haydn
Te Deum
Mendelssohn
Elijah Op. 70
Mozart
Requiem
Orff
Carmina Burana
Puccini
Messa di Gloria
Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music
Donizetti L’Elisir d’AmoreNemorino
Handel SemeleJupiter
Kurt Weill Street SceneSam Kaplan
Puccini Gianni SchicchiRinuccio
Rossini La CenerentolaRamiro
Tchaikovsky Eugene OneginLensky (u); Triquet
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’Amore
Nemorino
Handel
Semele
Jupiter
Kurt Weill
Street Scene
Sam Kaplan
Puccini
Gianni Schicchi
Rinuccio
Rossini
La Cenerentola
Ramiro
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Lensky (u); Triquet

Opera

La Cenerentola

Ramiro in La Cenerentola for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, March 2018
Arts Scene in Wales
Ramiro, Rhodri Jones, has Rossini’s elegant arias and this delightful tenor delivered them with charm.
Ramiro in La Cenerentola for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, March 2018
Seen and Heard International
Rhodri Jones sang with skill and taste.

Semele

Jupiter in Semele for Mid Wales Opera/ RWCMD, February 2017
Wales Arts Review
Rhodri Prys Jones as Jupiter is engagingly natural and playful. I was particularly impressed by his effortlessly-perfect diction.

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