Sion Goronwy

Bass

Welsh Bass Sion Goronwy graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth with a Bachelor Degree in History, before continuing his study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the International Opera School at the Royal College of Music.

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Recent highlights have included his debut at the Royal Opera House in a new production of Shostakovich's The Nose directed by Barry Kosky; Hans Schwarz Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg and Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Quince A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stadttheater Klagenfurt); Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Teatro Massimo Palermo & Aldeburgh Festival); Marchese d'Obigny La Traviata (Longborough Festival Opera); and joins the roster of the Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv. In the current season Mr Goronwy returns to Welsh National Opera, English National Opera and Scottish Opera.

Previous seasons’ highlights have included Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Opera North; Garsington Opera; Longborough Festival); Bass Roles The Nose (Aix-en-Provence Festival & Opera de Lyon); Bass Roles The Martyrdom of Saint Magnus (Den Norske Opera/Oslo Kammermusikkfestival); Rodrigo Gloria von Jaxtberg (Bregenzer Festspiele & ROH); Pistola Falstaff, Antonio Le nozze di Figaro, and Doctor/Herald/Servant Macbeth (Glyndebourne on Tour); Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Dikoj Kát’a Kabanova & Osmin Die Entfürung aus dem Serail (English Touring Opera); Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Gremin Eugene Onegin and Micha The Bartered Bride (Mid Wales Opera); Osmin Die Entfürung aus dem Serail, Caspar/Hermit Der Freischütz, Alvise Badoero La Gioconda, King Filippo Don Carlo, title role Mefistofele, Gremin Eugene Onegin (Opera Valladolid). Subsequent roles include Don Magnifico La Cenerentola, Banquo Macbeth, Ferrando Il Trovatore, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Sacristan Tosca, Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vodnik Rusalka, Talpa, Betto and Simone Il Trittico, Truffaldino Ariadne auf Naxos, Tiresias Oedipus Rex, Zio Bonzo Madama Butterfly, Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role Falstaff.

Engagements have seen him feature as guest soloist with orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Opera House, Opera de Lyon, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski, Robin Ticciati, Steuart Bedford, Jonathan Cohen, Stuart Stratford, Daniel Cohen, Terje Boye Hansen, and Alexander Soddy.

 

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