London based Welsh Soprano Ffion Edwards was a Young Artist with the National Opera Studio 21/22. She is a Master of Performance graduate at the Royal College of Music, and is an alumna of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Ffion is currently playing the role of Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide and recently covered Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Bronwen in Hackbridge Johnson’s Blaze of Glory! with the Welsh National Opera. In the autumn Ffion will be playing the role of Gianetta in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore at Glyndebourne.
In the 21/22 season, Ffion made debuts at Glyndebourne Festival Opera giving two performances of Oberto in Handel’s Alcina, Glyndebourne Touring Opera as First Bridesmaid and cover Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro, Opéra National de Lorraine in the role of Kristin in Julie by Belgian composer Boesmans, English National Opera in the role of Frantik and Jay in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
Other recent operatic performances include Ffion covering the roles of Oriana Amadigi with English Touring Opera and Zerlina Don Giovanni with Nevill Holt Opera. Earlier performances include Clarice Il Mondo Della Luna, 1st Trio Member Trouble in Tahiti, Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos, Elisa Il Re Pastore at the Royal College of Music. She has also performed a number of times with Welsh National Youth Opera in small roles and as a chorus member. In 2019, Ffion sang in the Chorus in a Royal Opera House production of Tosca with Sir Bryn Terfel, Vittorio Grigolo and Kristine Opolais in the Abu Dhabi Festival.
As a soloist, Ffion has worked with ENO Orchestra, WNO Orchestra, performed Bach Ascension Oratorio (RCM), Bach B Minor Mass (Tilford Bach Festival), Messiah (Bristol Cathedral), Eternal Light (Gloucester Cathedral) and debuted at the Royal Albert Hall. Ffion was the winner of the Handel Prize in The Maureen Lehane Virtual Vocal Awards 2021. She has also given private recitals accompanied by maestro Carlo Rizzi and performed for HRH King Charles at his home in Wales.