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Gweneth Ann Rand

Soprano


Gweneth Ann Rand trained at the University of Exeter, Goldsmith's College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. During her training she received the Maggie Teyte, Ian Fleming and Sybil Tutton Awards. She was a Vilar Young Artist at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and in 2001 represented England at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Highlights in recent seasons include acclaimed performances of 4.48 Psychosis (The Royal Opera, Prototype Festival in New York and Opéra national du Rhin); Serena Porgy and Bess and Mother Hansel and Gretel (English National Opera); and Tippett A Child of Our Time with the Philharmonia Orchestra (Brighton Festival).

Her operatic engagements include Aida (English National Opera, Theater Bremen, Oper Kiel, Finnish National Opera, Macedonian Opera, Opera Poznań, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater); Senta Der fliegende Holländer (London Lyric Opera / Barbican); Leonora La forza del destino (Oper Köln); Leonora Il trovatore (Welsh National Opera); Amelia Un ballo in maschera and Margherita / Helena Mefistofele (Theater Erfurt); Tosca (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos); Gutrune Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms); and Aida, Santuzza, La Gioconda, La Wally and Leonora La forza del destino (Opera Holland Park).

Gweneth Ann is widely known for her acclaimed interpretations of Messiaen’s song cycles Harawi (including Cheltenham Festival, Wigmore Hall and for Opera North) and Poèmes pour Mi (Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra all under Jun Märkl). She also performed Harawi as part of the Southbank Centre's composer centenary celebrations From the Canyons to the Stars and at the BBC Proms.

Last updated: Sep 2019