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'Here I Stand' (The Rake's Progress), Stravinsky

Elgan Llŷr Thomas

Tenor

Argraffu

Rheolwr Artist: Sioned Jones sioned.jones@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Is-Reolwr Artist: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Gwefan: http://www.elganthomas.co.uk/


Mae Artist Harewood 2017/18 English National Opera, Elgan Llŷr Thomas yn berfformiwr atyniadol a chyffrous gyda phersonoliaeth heintus. Yn berfformiwr poblogaidd mewn cyngherddau ag operâu, mae Elgan wedi perfformio led led Prydain, Ewrop a Tsieina.

Bydd Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Artist Harewood English National Opera 2017/18 yn gwneud ei début gyda ENO yn y Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre fel Prologue/Peter Quint yn The Turn of the Screw cyn gwneud ei début ar lwyfan y Coliseum, Llundain fel Normanno yn Lucia di Lammermoor, wedi dirprwyo rhan Count Almaviva yn The Barber of Seville yno yn gynharach y tymor hwn.

Yn yr haf bydd Elgan yn perfformio rhan Johnny Inkslinger yn Paul Bunyan i ENO a'r flwyddyn nesaf bydd yn gwneud ei ymddangosiad cyntaf fel Tom Rakewell mewn perfformiad wedi’i led-lwyfannu o The Rake’s Progress gyda’r Equilibrium Young Artists, dan arweiniad y sefydlydd a’r soprano, Barbara Hannigan.

Roedd 2017/18 yn dymor o débuts, gydag Elgan yn gwneud ei ymddangosiad cyntaf yn  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris fel Count Almaviva yn Il Barbiere di Seville ac ei ymddangosiad cyntaf fel Brighella yn Ariadne auf Naxos gydag Opera Holland Park a Scottish Opera.

Yn 2016, ymunodd Elgan â Scottish Opera fel 'Emerging Artist', a gwnaeth ei début gyda'r cwmni yn perfformio rhan Nemorino yn eu cynhyrchiad teithiol o The Elixir of Love. Yn raddedig o’r Royal Northern College of Music, Manceinion a Chwrs Opera’r Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Llundain, mae ymddangosiadau Elgan yn cynnwys Spoletta mewn perfformiad cyngerdd arbennig wedi’i led-lwyfannu o Tosca yn Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen 2017 gyda Cherddorfa Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru, Syr Bryn Terfel a Kristine Opolais; Lindoro yn The Italian Girl in Algiers a Count Almaviva yn Il Barbiere di Siviglia ar gyfer Mananan International Festival; Fenton mewn perfformiad cyngerdd o Falstaff gyda'r Cambridge Philharmonic Society; Titorelli/Flogger/Berthold yn The Trial gyda Scottish Opera; Macduff yn Macbeth a Count Almaviva yn The Barber of Seville gyda OPRA Cymru a dirprwyo rhannau Lensky yn Eugene Onegin, Binet yn Vert-Vert a Selimo yn Maometto Secondo ar gyfer Garsington Opera. Mae perfformiadau operatig eraill yn cynnwys Florindo yn Le donne vuriose a Male Chorus yn The Rape of Lucretia gyda’r Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Y Brif Ran yn Albert Herring a Lampwick yn The Adventures of Pinocchio gyda’r Royal Northern College of Music a Johnny Inkslinger yng nghynhyrchiad Cwmni Opera Ieuenctid Cenedlaethol Cymru o Paul Bunyan.

Mewn galw mawr ar y llwyfan cyngerdd, mae Elgan eisoes wedi perfformio mewn cyngerdd gyda’r Xi’an Symphony Orchestra yn Tsieina; Orbin yn Caractacus Elgar gyda Cherddorfa Opera North, dan arweiniad Martyn Brabbins; The Armed Man, Mass for Peace dan arweiniad y cyfansoddwr, Syr Karl Jenkins gyda’r Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra yn y Philharmonic Hall, Lerpwl; A Child of our Time Tippett yn y Dartington International Summer Festival, dan arweiniad Paul McCreesh ac mewn cyngerdd gyda Syr Bryn Terfel ym Mhrifysgol Bangor. Mae ymrwymiadau’r dyfodol yn cynnwys Requiem Mozart gyda’r Danish National Symphony Orchestra, dan arweiniad Barbara Hannigan yn y DR Koncerthuset yn Copenhagen.

Mae Elgan yn dderbynnydd o fwrsari Opera Awards Foundation ar gyfer 2017/18. Mae ei wobrau eraill yn cynnwys Gwobr Llais Rhyngwladol Stuart Burrows 2015; Gwobr Kerry-Keane a Gwobr y Gynulleidfa yng nghystadleuaeth  2015 Les Azuriales Opera Young Artists Programme yn Nice, De Ffrainc a Gwobr Clonter Opera 2012. Mae wedi cael cryn dipyn o lwyddiant yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru ac yn ystod ei flwyddyn gyntaf yn y RNCM, cynrychiolodd y Coleg yn y Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Award ac ennill Gwobr Elsie Thurston. Roedd Elgan ymhlith y cyntaf i dderbyn Gwobr Astudio gan Ymddiriedolaeth Bryn Terfel.

Mae Elgan yn wyneb cyfarwydd ar S4C ac yr oedd yn ffodus i berfformio deuawd gyda Syr Bryn Terfel ar ei Raglen Nadolig, Nadolig Bryn Terfel yn 2010.

Mae wedi rhyddhau albwm o Ganeuon Cymraeg o’r enw Llwybrau’n Cân ar label SAIN ac mae’n ymddangos fel unawdydd ar yr albwm Caneuon Gareth Glyn, a rhyddhawyd ar label SAIN yn 2017.


Rydym yn diweddaru’n bywgraffiadau yn gyson, felly cysylltwch â ni am y fersiwn ddiweddaraf, os gwelwch yn dda.

DyddiadGwybodaeth
20/08/2018

Cyngerdd
Gŵyl Machynlleth
Unawdwyr: Elgan Llŷr Thomas; Robyn Lyn Evans; Rhian Lois 
Tabernacle, Machynlleth, Cymru. 19:30
Tocynnau

03/09/2018

Paul Bunyan
English National Opera
Rhan: Johnny Inkslinger
Arweinydd: Matthew Kofi Waldren
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

04/09/2018

Paul Bunyan
English National Opera
Rhan: Johnny Inkslinger
Arweinydd: Matthew Kofi Waldren
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

05/09/2018

Paul Bunyan
English National Opera
Rhan: Johnny Inkslinger
Arweinydd: Matthew Kofi Waldren
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

07/09/2018

Paul Bunyan
English National Opera
Rhan: Johnny Inkslinger
Arweinydd: Matthew Kofi Waldren
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

08/09/2018

Paul Bunyan
English National Opera
Rhan: Johnny Inkslinger
Arweinydd: Matthew Kofi Waldren
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 14:00/ 19:00
Tocynnau

14/09/2018

Don Pasquale
Mananan Opera
Rhan: Ernesto
Cyfarwyddwr Cerdd: Caroline Dowdle
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man. 19:30
Tocynnau

15/09/2018

Don Pasquale
Mananan Opera
Rhan: Ernesto
Cyfarwyddwr Cerdd: Caroline Dowdle
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man. 19:30
Tocynnau

25/10/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

30/10/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

02/11/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

07/11/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

09/11/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

15/11/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

24/11/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

30/11/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

05/12/2018

Lucia di Lammermoor
English National Opera
Rhan: Normanno
Arweinydd: Stuart Stratford
Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30
Tocynnau

03/02/2019

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rhan: Almaviva
Arweinydd: Marc Leroy-Calatayud
Opéra National de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Ffrainc. 15:00
Tocynnau

05/02/2019

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rhan: Almaviva
Arweinydd: Marc Leroy-Calatayud
Opéra National de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Ffrainc. 20:00
Tocynnau

07/02/2019

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rhan: Almaviva
Arweinydd: Marc Leroy-Calatayud
Opéra National de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Ffrainc. 20:00
Tocynnau

11/02/2019

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rhan: Almaviva
Arweinydd: Marc Leroy-Calatayud
Opéra National de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Ffrainc. 20:00
Tocynnau

13/02/2019

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rhan: Almaviva
Arweinydd: Marc Leroy-Calatayud
Opéra National de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Ffrainc. 20:00
Tocynnau

25/03/2019

The Rake's Progress
Equilibrium Young Artists
Rhan: Tom Rakewell
Arweinydd: Barbara Hannigan
Klarafestival, Place de la Monnaie, Gwlad Belg. 20:00
Tocynnau

26/03/2019

The Rake's Progress
Equilibrium Young Artists
Rhan: Tom Rakewell
Arweinydd: Barbara Hannigan
Klarafestival, Place de la Monnaie, Gwlad Belg. 20:00
Tocynnau

18/04/2019

Requiem Mozart
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Arweinydd: Barbara Hannigan
DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmarc. 19:30
Tocynnau

20/04/2019

Requiem Mozart 
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Arweinydd: Barbara Hannigan
DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmarc. 19:30
Tocynnau

Bach Cantata BWV 134
Bizet Te Deum
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Byrd Mass for Four Voices
Dvorák Mass in D Major
Elgar CaractacusOrbin
Handel Acis and Galatea
Handel Israel in Egypt
Handel Judas Maccabeus
Handel Messiah
Handel Samson
Haydn Creation
Jenkins The Armed Man - Mass for Peace
Mendelssohn Elijah
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Tippett A Child of our Time
Bach
Cantata BWV 134
Bizet
Te Deum
Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb
Byrd
Mass for Four Voices
Dvorák
Mass in D Major
Elgar
Caractacus
Orbin
Handel
Acis and Galatea
Handel
Israel in Egypt
Handel
Judas Maccabeus
Handel
Messiah
Handel
Samson
Haydn
Creation
Jenkins
The Armed Man - Mass for Peace
Mendelssohn
Elijah
Rossini
Petite Messe Solennelle
Tippett
A Child of our Time
Britten Albert HerringTitle Role
Britten Paul BunyanInkslinger
Britten A Midsummer Night's DreamLysander
Britten The Rape of LucretiaMale Chorus
Britten The Turn Of The ScrewPeter Quint / Prologue
Donizetti L’Elisir d’AmoreNemorino
Donizetti Don PasqualeErnesto
Glass The TrialTitorelli/ Flogger/ Berthold
Jonathan Dove The Adventures of PinocchioLampwick
Mozart Così fan tutte Ferrando
Puccini ToscaSpoletta
Rossini Il Barbiere di SivigliaCount Almaviva
Rossini The Italian Girl in AlgiersLindoro
Rossini Maometto SecondoSelimo
Strauss, Richard Ariadne auf NaxosBrighella
Tchaikovsky Eugene OneginLensky
Verdi FalstaffFenton
Wolf-Ferrari Le donne curioseFlorindo
Britten
Albert Herring
Title Role
Britten
Paul Bunyan
Inkslinger
Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lysander
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Male Chorus
Britten
The Turn Of The Screw
Peter Quint / Prologue
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’Amore
Nemorino
Donizetti
Don Pasquale
Ernesto
Glass
The Trial
Titorelli/ Flogger/ Berthold
Jonathan Dove
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Lampwick
Mozart
Così fan tutte
Ferrando
Puccini
Tosca
Spoletta
Rossini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Count Almaviva
Rossini
The Italian Girl in Algiers
Lindoro
Rossini
Maometto Secondo
Selimo
Strauss, Richard
Ariadne auf Naxos
Brighella
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Lensky
Verdi
Falstaff
Fenton
Wolf-Ferrari
Le donne curiose
Florindo

Opera

The Turn of the Screw

Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Open Air Theatre, London, June 2018
Backtrack
And the real villain of the piece? Elgan Llŷr Thomas’ Peter Quint, chalk-faced and rusty-haired, kicked the fear factor up several gears. Perhaps it was the eerie stillness of his movements. Perhaps the way his glacial voice erupted in demented passion, bursts of savagery that were perfectly targeted and unpleasant to witness. Whatever the reason, Thomas made the role his own.
Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Open Air Theatre, London, June 2018
The Telegraph
But the most vocally striking contribution comes from the promising Welsh tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, who as Quint combines rich vibrant tone with handsome presence.
Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Open Air Theatre, London, June 2018
Opera Today
Llŷr Thomas’s muscular, firmly defined tenor captured Quint’s viciousness and angry resentment; he was similarly imposing physically
Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Open Air Theatre, London, June 2018
The Stage
Thomas’s Quint duly dominates the action with his interventions: his sound is both lean and ringing and he exudes a natural confidence.
Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Open Air Theatre, London, June 2018
The Times
Elgan Llŷr Thomas’s gimlet-eyed and glintingly sung Quint.

The Trial

Titorelli in The Trial for Scottish Opera, January 2017
Seen and Heard International
Elgan Llŷr Thomas made a strong impression in the comic role of Titorelli the painter.

The Elixir of Love

Nemorino in The Elixir of Love for Scottish Opera, September 2016
Opera
At fights sight her [Ellie Laugharne] 'upstairs' Adina and the 'downstairs' Nemorino of Elgan Llŷr Thomas made an unlikely couple, but Thomas, the latest beneficiary of the company's Emerging Artist's programme, gained in stature as the evening progressed. What impressed was his winning smile, the sweet simplicity of his vocal address and his Italianate colouring of the singing line (no affected swooping).
Nemorino in The Elixir of Love for Scottish Opera, September 2016
Herald Scotland
Scottish Opera's emerging artist Elgan Llŷr Thomas gives a persuasive and tender depiction of Adina's lover, Nemorino.
Nemorino in The Elixir of Love for Scottish Opera, September 2016
The Scotsman
Elgan Llŷr Thomas’ love struck Nemorino is as ardent and persistent as the testosterone tormenting his youthful body.
Nemorino in The Elixir of Love for Scottish Opera, September 2016
Glasgow Theatre Blog
Elgan Llŷr Thomas is thoroughly appealing as our love-lorn hero Nemorino and his show-stopping Una furtiva lagrima (one single tear falls silently) is a real crowd-pleaser.

Madama Butterfly

Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Bury Court Opera, March 2016
Opera Now
Elgan Llŷr Thomas performed Pinkerton as if he had been singing the role all his life.
Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Burry Court Opera, March 2016
Opera
The youthful brightness and energy of Thomas's singing in Act 1 conveyed optimism rather than mere cockiness.
Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Bury Court Opera, March 2016
Seen and Heard International
RNCM and Guildhall-trained Elgan Llyr Thomas was wholly sufficient both vocally and in the restrained acting the role requires. Pinkerton has to have poetry about him to match the poetic dreams of Butterfly, and offset the stolidity of the naval officer. All this was forthcoming.

The Rape of Lucretia

Male Chorus in the Guildhall School's production of The Rape of Lucretia
musicOMH
As the Male Chorus, Elgan Thomas reveals a striking tenor and excellent enunciation.

Le Donne Curiose

Florindo in the Guildhall School's production of Le Donne Curiose, November 2015
The Arts Desk
…..while a chance to see Wolf-Ferrari’s patchily inspired comedy Le donne curiose (aka The Nosy Wives of Venice) very humorously staged at the Guildhall School was enriched by a natural Welsh lyric tenor, Elgan Thomas.
Florindo in the Guildhall School's production of Le Donne Curiose, November 2015
The Arts Desk
Vocally, second-cast tenor Elgan Thomas steals the show here: he’s a fully-fledged tenore di grazia who can both grandstand, at least as much as the composer lets him, and sing sweet, soft nothings as girlfriend Rosaura (Nicola Said) hands him the lunchtime plates to dry.

Paul Bunyan

Johnny Inkslinger in Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera
The Arts Desk
Elgan Llyr Thomas is highly convincing as Jonny Inkslinger
Johnny Inkslinger in Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera
Seen and Heard
As Johnny Inkslinger, the intellectual drawn into the business world, Elgan Llyr Thomas gave a performance of high intelligence in a well-controlled and purposeful light tenor voice.
Johnny Inkslinger in Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera
The Guardian
Bunyan may loom largest, but Johnny Inkslinger – a cipher for Auden himself – is the main focus, and here Elgan Llyr Thomas's tenor shone out as a real hope for the future.
Johnny Inkslinger in Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera
The Good Review
Elgan Llyr Thomas makes an impeccable Jonny Inkslinger; the independent wannabe novelist who arrives at Paul Bunyan’s logging camp in search of food.

Macbeth

Macduff in Macbeth for Opra Cymru, September 2013
TheatreWales.co.uk
The emotional peak is the lament by Elgan Thomas, as Macduff, over the deaths of his family.

Albert Herring

Title Role in Albert Herring for the Royal Northern College of Music
The Times
Elgan Thomas is an outstanding Albert. He makes the role very much his own…. A dark inner rage colours Thomas's robust tenor; he becomes menacing in his cups; and he finally delivers a full-frontal Freudian verbal assault on his unsuspecting mother.
Title Role in Albert Herring for the Royal Northern College of Music
Seen and Heard International
Elgan Thomas as Albert was outstanding as singer and actor, portraying both the role of conformist, browbeaten son of the opening acts, as well as the wayward who goes on a spree with his prize money, to near perfection. His strong tenor voice had the requisite clarity to go along with his acted conviction.
Title Role in Albert Herring for the Royal Northern College of Music
Manchester Theatre Awards
But the singers are the main thing, in particular Elgan Thomas. The young Welshman has a very fine tenor timbre, and his acting made Albert into someone who, though put-upon, had steel in his soul and was nobody's fool.

Concerts / Recitals

Handel's Messiah with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union at Usher Hall, January 2018
Herald Scotland
Elgan Llŷr Thomas gave clear and animated delivery.

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