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Trystan Llŷr Griffiths

Tenor

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Mae galw mawr am nodau disglair a phersonoliaeth ddengar y tenor Cymraeg, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths. Yn ogystal â’i boblogrwydd ar lwyfan cyngerdd mae hefyd yn gwneud ei farc ar y llwyfan operatig rhyngwladol, ac wedi gweithio gydag Opéra National de Lorraine, Opera Zürich, Scottish Opera, Opera North a Chwmni Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru.

Dechreuodd Trystan ei astudiaethau gradd ym Mhrifysgol Cymru, Y Drindod Dewi Sant yng Nghaerfyrddin mewn Theatr, Cerddoriaeth a'r Cyfryngau. Yn ddiweddarach cwblhaodd radd M.A. Lleisiol yn y Royal Academy of Music yn Llundain a chwrs ôl-radd mewn Perfformiad Opera yng Ngholeg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru yng Nghaerdydd, lle cafodd ei ddysgu gan Adrian Thompson ac Ingrid Surgenor. Cwblhaodd ei hyfforddiant yn y National Opera Studio yn Llundain, dan gefnogaeth ariannol hael Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru. Yn 2015 derbyniodd ysgoloriaeth i fynychu preswylfa Mozart gyda’r Festival d’Aix en Provence ac ymunodd â Stiwdio Opera Ryngwladol Zürich ar gyfer tymor 2016/17.

Gwnaeth ei début operatig proffesiynol yn 2015 fel Ferrando yng nghynhyrchiad teithiol Scottish Opera o Cosi fan tutte. Tray n Zürich, perfformiodd Beppe yn I Pagliacci; Lehrer yn Lady Macbeth von Mzensk; Servo d'Amelia yn Un Ballo in Maschera; 1st Brabantischer Edler in Lohengrin ar gyfer Zürich Opera a Gonzalve yn L'heure espagnole a La Théière yn L'enfant et les sortilèges gyda'r Stiwdio Opera Ryngwladol yn Theater Winterthur, Zürich.

Yn dilyn hyn, gwnaeth ei début gyda Chwmni Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru yn canu rhan Beppe yn I Pagliacci; dirprwyo Nemorino yn L’elisir d’amore gydag Opera North a’i début gydag Opéra National de Lorraine fel Kudryas yn Katya Kabanova. Mae ei rolau arall yn cynnwys Carlos mewn recordiad o Le Duc d’Albe gyda’r Hallé Orchestra, dan faton Syr Mark Elder ar gyfer Opera Rara; Tamino yn The Magic Flute; Ferrando yn Cosi fan tutte; Male Chorus yn The Rape of Lucretia a Bill yng ngwaith Jonathan Dove, Flight ar gyfer Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru, Caerdydd.

Mae ymrwymiadau’r tymor hwn yn cynnwys 2nd Priest a 1st Armed Man yn Die Zauberflöte yn Festival d’Aix en Provence a gyda Dutch National Opera a Kudrjash yn Kátya Kabanová gyda Scottish Opera.

Mae Trystan wedi ennill nifer o wobrau, gan gynnwys yr Ail Wobr yng Nghystadleuaeth Fawreddog Opera Paris yn Théâtre des Champs-Élysées ym Mharis. Yn 2012, cafodd Trystan ei enwi fel 'Llais i Gymru' gan Decca Records wedi iddyn nhw wrando ar dros 600 o gantorion mewn cyfres a ddarlledwyd ar S4C. Mae hefyd yn un o'r cyntaf i dderbyn Gwobr Astudio gan Ymddiriedolaeth Bryn Terfel. Mae wedi ennill nifer o wobrau yn cynnwys Gwobr Ian Stoutzker 2014, a ddyfernir yn flynyddol i gerddor mwyaf rhagorol Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru, Bruce Millar Gulliver Singing Prize 2014, Ysgoloriaeth Tywysog Cymru yn y Coleg yn 2013, Gwobr Canwr Ifanc y Flwyddyn Dunraven yn 2013, Gwobr Canwr Cymreig Ifanc MOCSA 2012, Gwobr Sybil Tutton 2012 ac Ysgoloriaeth W. Towyn Roberts yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn 2011.  Yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2009 enillodd Wobr Goffa Osborne Roberts, Ysgoloriaeth Côr Meibion Cymry Llundain ac Ysgoloriaeth David Lloyd a Jean Skidmore i'r tenor mwyaf addawol yn yr Eisteddfod.

Mae galw mawr am Trystan fel artist cyngerdd. Mae ei uchafbwyntiau cyngerdd hyd heddiw yn cynnwys ei début ym Mhroms y BBC, yn noson olaf y Proms fel unawdydd yng ngwaith Vaughan Williams, 'Serenade to Music', dan faton Sakari Oramo;  cyngerdd yng Ngŵyl y Gelli gyda Syr Bryn Terfel; perfformio yn ‘Brynfest’ yn y Southbank Centre yn Llundain; rhannau Shepherd a Melot mewn perfformiad cyngerdd o Act 3 Tristan & Isolde gyda'r Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra dan faton Vasily Petrenko; datganiadau yn St Martin in the Fields a Gŵyl Gerdd Caerdydd; Huawei Winter Concert 2017 gyda Katherine Jenkins a’r London Philharmonic Orchestra yn y Royal Festival Hall, Llundain a Requiem Mozart gyda'r Orchestre Prométhée yng Ngŵyl Lacoste.

Rhyddhawyd albwm gyntaf Trystan ar label SAIN yn 2015. Mae Trystan yn ymddangos fel unawdydd gyda'r Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ar Albwm Classic FM, 'Nation's Favourite Carols', 2017. 


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DyddiadGwybodaeth
03/07/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Arweinydd: Douglas Boyd
Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, HP14 3YE 5.45yh
Tocynnau

06/07/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Arweinydd: Douglas Boyd
Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, HP14 3YE 5.45yh
Tocynnau

12/07/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Arweinydd: Douglas Boyd
Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, HP14 3YE 5.45yh
Tocynnau

14/07/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Arweinydd: Douglas Boyd
Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, HP14 3YE 5.45yh
Tocynnau

18/07/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Arweinydd: Douglas Boyd
Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe 5.45yh
Tocynnau

21/07/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Arweinydd: Douglas Boyd
Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe 5.45yh
Tocynnau

20/08/2019Cyngerdd gyda Chôr Godre'r Aran gydag arweiniad a chyfeiliant Eirian Owen ar gyfer Gŵyl Machynlleth yn Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, 19.30
10/09/2019

Datganiad Artistiaid Ifanc gyda'r fezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon
Gyda chyfeiliant David Doidge
Gŵyl Gerdd y Bont-faen
Eglwys y Groes Sanctaidd, y Bont-faen, 19.30
Tocynnau

19/09/2019

Don Giovanni
Garsington Opera
Rhan: Don Ottavio
Orchestre de chambre de Paris, dan arweiniad Douglas Boyd
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
Tocynnau

26/09/2019Unawdydd yn 49fed Cyngerdd Blynyddol Côr Meibion Mynyddislwyn yn Islwyn High School, Blackwood, 19.00
05/10/2019Unawdydd yn Cyngerdd Gala Neuadd y Frenhines gyda Chôr Meibion Llanelli a'r Grŵp Ieuenctid A capella, 'Nos Wener' yn Neuadd y Frenhines, Arberth 19.00
12/10/2019Unawdydd yn Cyngerdd Blynyddol Côr Meibion Port Talbot Cymric yn Theatr y Dywysoges Frenhinol, Port Talbot, 19.00
02/11/2019Unawdydd yn Cyngerdd blynyddol Côr Meibion Rhosllannerchrugog gyda Siân James yn Neuadd Williams Aston, Wrecsam, 19.00
11/12/2019

Meseia Handel 
Cerddorfa Cenedlaethol Cymreig y BBC
Cerddorfa Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru 
Dan arweiniad Christoph Poppen
Soprano - Soraya Mafi
Mezzo - Madeleine Shaw
Tenor - Trystan Llŷr Griffiths
Bâs - James Platt

Neuadd Dewi Sant, Caerdydd 19.30
Tocynnau 

15/12/2019

THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS

Philharmonia Orchestra 
John Pryce-Jones arweinydd
Trystan Llyr Griffiths tenor
Bernard Cribbins -darllenydd
Philharmonia Brass Ensemble 
Brighton Festival Chorus 
Trinity Boys Choir 

Royal Festival Hall, Llundain 19.30
Tocynnau

19/12/2019

THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS
Dublin Concert Orchestra 
John Pryce-Jones arweinydd
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths tenor
Crispian Steele-Perkins trwmped
Côr Carlow Choral Society  
Côr plant Piccolo Lasso

National Concert Hall, Dulyn 20.00
Tocynnau

19/12/2019

THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS
Dublin Concert Orchestra 
John Pryce-Jones arweinydd
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths tenor
Crispian Steele-Perkins trwmped
Carlow Choral Society choir 
Piccolo Lasso children’s choir

National Concert Hall, Dulyn 15.00
Tocynnau

Bach Magnificat
Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Dale, Rebecca Materna Requiem
Gounod Messe solennelle en L'honneur de Sainte-Cecile
Handel Messiah
Haydn Nicolai Mass
Haydn Creation
Haydn Nicolai Mass
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Missa Brevis
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Op.12
Stainer Crucifixion
Vaughan Williams Oratorio de Noël, Op.12
Bach
Magnificat
Charpentier
Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Dale, Rebecca
Materna Requiem
Gounod
Messe solennelle en L'honneur de Sainte-Cecile
Handel
Messiah
Haydn
Nicolai Mass
Haydn
Creation
Haydn
Nicolai Mass
Mendelssohn
Elijah
Mozart
Missa Brevis
Rossini
Petite Messe Solennelle
Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël, Op.12
Stainer
Crucifixion
Vaughan Williams
Oratorio de Noël, Op.12
Bizet CarmenRemendado
Britten The Rape of LucretiaMale Chorus
Donizetti L’Elisir d’AmoreNemorino (u)
Dove FlightBill
Handel AlcinaOronte (u)
Leoncavallo I PagliacciBeppe
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Tamino, First Priest, Second Armed Man
Mozart Cosi fan tutteFerrando
Mozart Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
Ravel L'enfant et les sortilègesWedgwood Teapot
Ravel L'heure espagnoleGonzalve
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth von MzenskLehrer
Valtinoni Der Zauberer von Oz Die Vogelscheuche (Scarecrow) (u)
Verdi Un ballo in Maschera Un Servo di Amelia
Wagner Erster Brabantischer Edler Lohengrin
Bizet
Carmen
Remendado
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Male Chorus
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’Amore
Nemorino (u)
Dove
Flight
Bill
Handel
Alcina
Oronte (u)
Leoncavallo
I Pagliacci
Beppe
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Tamino, First Priest, Second Armed Man
Mozart
Cosi fan tutte
Ferrando
Mozart
Don Giovanni
Don Ottavio
Ravel
L'enfant et les sortilèges
Wedgwood Teapot
Ravel
L'heure espagnole
Gonzalve
Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Lehrer
Valtinoni
Der Zauberer von Oz
Die Vogelscheuche (Scarecrow) (u)
Verdi
Un ballo in Maschera
Un Servo di Amelia
Wagner
Erster Brabantischer Edler
Lohengrin

Opera

Don Giovanni

Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Opera
Trystan Llyr Griffiths negotiated skilfully many of the difficult turns in Ottavio's arias.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Art Scene
No such problem with Trystan Llŷr Griffiths’ gloriously sung Ottavio. The rising young Pembrokeshire tenor delighted with his two exquisite arias, in which he demonstrated great sensitivity and control, pairing technical flair and emotional elegance
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Oxford Times
To the emotional heft of the work is added the notable contribution of Anna’s swain Don Ottavio (tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths) who brought tears to my eyes in the affecting aria ‘Dalla sua pace’ .
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera 2019
Arts Journal
The evening’s vocal honours, though, belonged to the tenor, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, making his Garsington debut as Ottavio. He sang his character’s first aria with passion and sweetness, managing a thrilling ppp that hushed the audience but was heard everywhere in the house.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera 2019
Musical Opinion
Trystan Llyr Griffiths is one of the most convincing Don Ottavio’s I can recall. His singing is magnificent and he is a genuinely convincing foil perfectly capable of standing up to Giovanni .
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera, June 2019
Henley Standard
Her fiancé Ottavio (Trystan Llyr Griffiths) sang rapturously in both his big numbers “Dalla sua pace” and “Il mio tesoro”.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
The Sunday Times
Trystan Llyr Griffiths's handsome Don Ottavio makes more than most of the character.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Daily Mail
The up-and-coming Welsh tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths is also an appealing Don Ottavio.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
The Spectator
Trystan Llyr Griffiths floated his tenor sweet and high as Ottavio
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Opera Today
Trystan Llŷr Griffith’s Ottavio was a strong presence in the ensembles and deservedly got to sing both of his arias, in which he demonstrated sensitive variation and gradation of colour, warmth and strength: he earned his rich applause.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Classical Source
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths sings both of Ottavio’s arias with Mozartean elegance and is almost forceful as Anna’s fiancé.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
The Times
Trystan Llyr Griffiths is a tuneful Ottavio
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
MusicOMH
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths fared much better as Ottavio, his very poignant tone ideal for the part, and like Sky Ingram he made the most of his unusual portrayal as not a drip but a force to be reckoned with. His two arias were delivered with accuracy and aplomb........................The music is sublime, and you’ll get to hear an Elvira, Zerlina and Ottavio who would be at home on any stage anywhere in the world.
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
The Stage
Elsewhere there’s a lyrical Don Ottavio from Trystan Llyr Griffiths,
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
bachtrack
Tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths deservedly got to sing both Don Ottavio’s great arias and delivered them with passionate élan
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
The Stage
....a lyrical Don Ottavio from Trystan Llyr Griffiths
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera
Culture Whisper
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths sings a tender Don Ottavio with character.

Katya Kabanova

Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
The Spectator
Hanna Hipp and Trystan Llyr Griffiths, an engaging pair
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
Seen and Heard International
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths sang Kudrjash with youthful charm and vigour.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
Edinburgh Festival
Vocal performances are all strong, and Hanna Hipp as Varvara shone, as did Vanya in the form of Trystan Llyr Griffiths.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
Glasgow Theatre Blog
Much more successful are lovers Varvara (Hanna Hipp) and Vanya (Trystan Llŷr Griffiths) who provide a lively foil to the darker goings on.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
The Scotsman
...ripe performances by Trystan Llŷr Griffiths and Hanna Hipp inject a juiciness and lust.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
The Scotsman
Vanya and Varvara, whose ripe performances by Trystan Llŷr Griffiths and Hanna Hipp inject a juiciness and lust.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
The Times
Hipp and Llyr Griffiths spark into life - they feel like people you might actually know.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
The List
The parallel lovers, Vanya and Vavara (Trystan Llyr Griffiths and Hanna Hipp), capture a youthful yearning and sensuality
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
Scots Gay Arts
.....that was done effortlessly by Vanya’s Trystan Llŷr Griffiths whose lyrical tenor and cheerful personality was a perfect foil to the feisty Varvara of Hanna Hipp.
Kudryash in Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera
bachtrack
The pair of young lovers almost stole the show with their strongly sung performances, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths’ Vanya fully relishing the challenges of the Czech words and Hanna Hipp’s courageous Varvara.
Koudriach in Katya Kabanova at Opera National de Lorraine, February 2018
Forum Opera
The young Welsh tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, who we recently noticed on Opera Rara's recording of Le Duc D'albe, makes quite the convincing Koudriach, the young lover with warm and sweet tone whose song is conducted with poetry. He and Eleonore Pancrazi (Varvara) make a lovely couple.
Koudriach in Katya Kabanova at Opera National de Lorraine, February 2018
Olyrix
Koudriach, lover of Varvara, is played by tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths. He has a vigorous tone and a lovely vocal line.
Koudriach in Katya Kabanova at Opera National de Lorraine, February 2018
Diapason
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths (Koudriach) was irresistibly charming.
Koudriach in Katya Kabanova at Opera National de Lorraine, February 2018
webtheatre
Koudriach has the firm voice of the young tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths

Die Zauberflöte

2nd Priest and 1st Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte at Festival d'Aix en Provence, July 2018
Bachtrack
The singing cast was surprisingly strong in depth. It's not often that one remarks on the contribution made by ... the Two Armed Men, but ... I particularly enjoyed the strength of Trystan Llŷr Griffiths' First Armed Man.
2nd Priest and 1st Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte at Festival d'Aix en Provence, July 2018
Olyrix
He is surrounded by an indispensable pair of officers, Geoffroy Buffière and Trystan Llŷr Griffiths with a special mention for the "tenority" of the latter.

Competitions

Paris Opera Competition, January 2017
Bachtrack
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, tenor from the Mozart Academy that year, was distinguished as Tamino ("Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"). Currently perfecting himself at the International Opera Studio in Zürich, the beauty of his vocal line seemed to be the basis for the deployment of a clear but nevertheless projected timbre, ideal for singing Mozart ------------------------------------Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, ténor également issu de l’académie Mozart la même année, s’est quant à lui distingué en Tamino (« Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön »). Se perfectionnant actuellement à l’International Opera Studio de Zürich, la beauté de sa ligne vocale semblait lui servir d’assise au déploiement d’un timbre clair mais néanmoins projeté, idéal pour chanter Mozart

Pagliacci

Beppe in Pagliacci for Zurich Opera, September 2016
Seen and Heard International
Welsh newcomer Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, as Beppe, has an attractive light lyrical tenor.
Beppe in Pagliacci for Zurich Opera, September 2016
Oper Aktuell
Eine Entdeckung war auch der ausgesprochen sauber, kontrolliert und subtil geführte lyrische Tenor von Trystan Llŷr Griffiths als Beppe, der einzige besonnene Artist in Canios Komödiantentruppe, der vergeblich versucht, das fatale Drama zu verhindern.
Beppe in Pagliacci for Welsh National Opera, May 2016
Arts Scene in Wales
and as Beppe the young Trystan Llŷr Griffiths makes his mark as a likable young singer.
Beppe in Pagliacci for Welsh National Opera, May 2016
The Times
Trystan Llyr Griffiths was a tender-hearted Beppe.
Beppe in Pagliacci for Welsh National Opera, May 2016
The Arts Desk
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths a smart, noticeable Beppe.

Cosi fan tutte

Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte with Scottish Opera, September 2015
The Guardian
Trystan Llyr Griffiths (Ferrando) sings brightly and stylishly and roams the stage with all the right swagger.
Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte with Scottish Opera, September 2015
The Scotsman
Trystan Llyr Griffiths invests Ferrando's every gesture with meaning.

The Magic Flute

Tamino in The Magic Flute for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sherman Theatre Cardiff, March 2014
Theatre Wales
Trystan Griffiths is a secure, appealing lyrical tenor.
Tamino in The Magic Flute for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sherman Theatre Cardiff, March 2014
Opera Magazine
In that role, Trystan Griffiths’s pleasing tenor, promisingly robust but with a lovely expressiveness, was the sit-up-and-take-note voice of this cast.
Tamino in The Magic Flute for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sherman Theatre Cardiff, March 2014
The Western Mail
Trystan Griffiths as Tamino gave a committed performance, singing beautifully and giving a convincing performance as the hero prince.

Recordings

Carlos in Le Duc D'albe with Opera Rara, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, February 2016
Planet Hugill
A disc worth hearing. The smaller roles are all strongly cast, with Trystan Llyr Griffiths as Carlos.

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