Sion Goronwy

Bass

Welsh Bass Sion Goronwy graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth with a bachelor’s 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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Sion Goronwy | O Isis und Osiris | June, 2022

Sion Goronwy | Bonze | Madama Butterfly | May 2022

Sion Goronwy | Mayor | Jenufa | May 2022

Previous seasons’ highlights have included the Bass Roles The Nose (Royal Opera House; Aix-en-Provence Festival; Opera de Lyon); Pistola Falstaff, Hans Schwarz Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Antonio Le nozze di Figaro, and Doctor/Herald/Servant Macbeth (Glyndebourne Festival Opera & Glyndebourne on Tour); Rodrigo Gloria von Jaxtberg (Bregenzer Festspiele & Royal Opera House); Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Teatro Massimo Palermo; Israeli Opera; Garsington Opera; Opera North; Longborough Festival; Aldeburgh Festival); Grand Visier & Doctor Al Wasl (Dubai Opera); Quince A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stadttheater Klagenfurt); Bass Roles The Martyrdom of Saint Magnus (Den Norske Opera/Oslo Kammermusikkfestival); Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Dikoj Kát’a Kabanova & Osmin Die Entfürung aus dem Serail (ETO); Osmin Die Entfürung aus dem Serail, Caspar/Hermit Der Freischütz, Alvise Badoero La Gioconda, and Filippo Don Carlo (Opera Valladolid). Subsequent roles include Don Magnifico La Cenerentola, Banquo Macbeth, 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, and Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro.

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.

Recent projects include Groundskeeper & Private Investigator in the World Premiere of Last Days (Royal Opera House); Astradamors Le Grand Macabre (Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden); Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova; Royal Opera House, Muscat; The Grange Festival); Zio Bonzo Madama Butterfly, the Mayor Jenufa, and Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Welsh National Opera); and Swallow in a new production of Peter Grimes (Teatro La Fenice).

Sion Goronwy is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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