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Sir Bryn Terfel

Bass Baritone

Bryn Terfel

Born in North Wales in 1965, Bryn Terfel entered London’s Guildhall School of Music in 1984, studying first with Arthur Reckless and later with Rudolf Piernay.

In 1988 he won the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship and the following year graduated from the Guildhall, receiving the school’s Gold Medal.

Bryn’s career was launched when he won the Song Prize of Cardiff Singer of the World in 1989. Since then he has performed regularly at the most prestigious opera houses of the world, including Covent Garden, The Met, Opéra National de Paris, La Scala and Zürich Opera. Some of his most notable roles include Falstaff, Scarpia, Dulcamara, Wotan, Holländer, Boris Godunov, Sweeney Todd and Pasquale.

In 2015, he sung Tevye in Grange Park Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof, part of the BBC Proms.