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Steffan Lloyd Owen



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Welsh baritone Steffan Lloyd Owen is currently engaged in studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where is is taught by Nicholas Powell. He has won numerous singing prizes in Wales, most recently the coveted W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. He has a beautiful, mellifluous quality to his voice which displays both power and quiet sensitivity in equal measures.  

Steffan Lloyd Owen is a Welsh Baritone from Pentre Berw on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. Having received initial training from Sian Wyn Gibson, he is currently studying at the Royal Northern College in Manchester, where he is taught by Nicholas Powell. During his first year, Steffan won the Elsie Thurston competition and was later selected to represent the RNCM at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in Blackburn, where, after fierce competition from 15 other soloists from various universities and conservatoires in the UK, was awarded first place – the second student from the RNCM to ever win the competition.

Steffan has been awarded with major vocal prizes in Wales, namely the W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship Prize, the Blue Riband Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and the most promising young singer scholarship at the Urdd National Eisteddfod. As part of the Osborne Roberts Scholarship prize, Steffan performed as a soloist at the North America Festival of Wales in New York in August 2017. Steffan visited Patagonia in 2014 where he won the first prize in the Open Solo Competition at the National Eisteddfod of Patagonia (Argentina).

In 2017, Steffan performed the roles of Sciarrone and Jailer in a semi-staged production of Tosca alongside Sir Bryn Terfel and Kristine Opolais with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Other roles include Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin and El Dancairo in Carmen, both abbreviated Welsh language translated productions for Opra Cymru and George Jones in Street Scene at the RNCM. This season, he performs the role of the lawyer Ser Amantio Di Nicolao in Gianni Schicci at the RNCM.  

Next year, Steffan will embark on an exciting new project with Welsh National Opera. WNO, S4C, Rondo Productions and Severn Screen have commissioned an original Welsh language opera film commemorating 100 years since the death of Hedd Wyn - a Welsh language poet who was killed near Ypres, Belgium, during the Battle of Passchendaele in World War I. Steffan will play the Title Role of Hedd Wyn. The film will be broadcast on S4C, BBC iPlayer and in 20 cinemas across Wales. The project brings together award winning composer Stephen McNeff, Internationally renowned composer Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and International Director Marc Evans. 

Mozart Requiem
Bizet CarmenEl Dancairo
McNeff, Stephen Hedd WynHedd Wyn
Puccini Gianni SchicchiSer Amantio Di Nicolao
Puccini ToscaSciarrone/ Jailer
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Zaretsky
Weill Street SceneGeorge Jones
El Dancairo
McNeff, Stephen
Hedd Wyn
Hedd Wyn
Gianni Schicchi
Ser Amantio Di Nicolao
Sciarrone/ Jailer
Eugene Onegin
Street Scene
George Jones


The Pilgrim's Progress

Lord Hate-Good in The Pilgrim's Progress at the RNCM, Manchester
The Arts Desk
Steffan Owen stood out for his singing and his characterization as Lord Hate-Good (now, with the text as cue, a be-wigged and merciless judge).
Lord Hate-Good in The Pilgrim's Progress at the RNCM, Manchester
Number 9 Review
Although not all the singers had the volume to counter the orchestra in this, the opera’s most heavily-orchestrated scene, there were some good turns from ... Steffan Owen as Lord Hate-Good.

Concert at the North America Festival of Wales, New York
Ninnau vol.42
We then were introduced to Steffan Lloyd Owen’s musical presentation. A prodigiously talented and personable performer, he is already greatly accomplished as he pursues his musical studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He won the prestigious Osborne Roberts Blue Riband awarded to the best soloist under the age of 25 at the 2016 National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny. As has now become an eagerly awaited tradition, NAWF provides an opportunity for the Blue Riband recipient to perform at NAFOW the following year. Steffan thrilled his audience with his program, further enhanced by a lovely duet sung with his partner Gwen Elin. The good news is that Steffan will be performing at NAFOW in Alexandria next year with his trio who have been receiving rave reviews in Wales. On this high note the evening ended with a rousing rendering of “Hen Wlad fy Nhadau” before the gathering moved to a Noson Lawen and hymn singing in the hotel lobby. A copy of the booklet honoring Catrin Brace will be available on NAWF’s website:


Sciarrone and Jailer in Tosca at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Shropshire Star
Tosca was absolutely brilliant, with world-class opera heavyweights gracing the pavilion stage alongside young talent such as Steffan Lloyd Owen and Joseph Elwy Jones.
Sciarrone and Jailer in Tosca at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Bach Track
Steffan Lloyd Owen doubled menacingly as the Sciarrone and the Jailer.

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