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Angharad Rowlands

Mezzo-soprano


Described by Gramophone as “arresting”, Angharad Rowlands is a Welsh mezzo-soprano studying for an MA in Performance at the RAM under Raymond Connell and Iain Ledingham. She is a semi-finalist of the Hurn Court Opera Singer of the Year Competition (2020), a Nevill Holt Opera Associate Artist, and a member of the Academy Song Circle. From September 2022, Angharad will join Royal Academy Opera.

In 2019 Angharad made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as 2nd Bridesmaid in David McVicar’s revival production of Le nozze di Figaro. Other roles include Dido (Dido & Aeneas – Hurn Court Opera); 2nd Witch (Dido & Aeneas – RAO); Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict - RAO Scenes); Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) and Charlotte (Werther) for RAM Scenes, Nancy (Albert Herring – Byre Opera); Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Trinity Laban Scenes.

A native Welsh speaker, Angharad grew up competing regularly in the National Eisteddfod of Wales. She has worked extensively with Sir John Eliot Gardiner as a soloist in venues such as the Salzburg Festival; Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona; Philharmonie de Paris; Kursaal, San Sebastiàn and Alexandra Palace, London. She has participated in masterclasses with Dame Sarah Connolly, Christian Gerhaher, Florian Boesch, and with Nelly Miriciou at Wigmore Hall.

In 2017 she gained an MA in Art History from the University of St Andrews and a PGDip in Performance with Distinction from Trinity Laban where she was the 2019/20 recipient of the Drapers’ de Turckheim Award.

Angharad is grateful to the RAM, the Josephine Baker Trust and the patrons of Hurn Court Opera for their generous support.

Last updated: May 2022