Angharad Rowlands is a Welsh mezzo-soprano in her first year of the MA in Performance

She is studying on a scholarship under Raymond Connell. She read Art History at the University of St Andrews, and completed a PGDip at Trinity Laban as the recipient of the 2019/20 Drapers’ de Turckheim Scholarship.

Angharad made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Second Bridesmaid in David McVicar’s 2019 revival production of Le nozze di Figaro. Other roles include Augur in Semele (Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir); Charlotte in Werther and Annina in La traviata (Academy Opera Scenes); Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Trinity Laban Opera Scenes); and Nancy in Albert Herring (Byre Opera).

Her oratorio highlights include Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Gardiner at the Philharmonie de Paris, Kursaal, San Sebastián, and Palau de la Música, Barcelona; Duruflé’s Requiem and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Thomas Tallis Society conducted by Eamonn Dougan; and Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass for Highgate Choral Society.

She is looking forward to performing Dido in Hurn Court Opera’s production of Dido and Aeneas later this year, having been selected as one of eight semi-finalists in its Opera Singer of the Year Competition 2020.

Angharad is very grateful to the Royal Academy of Music, Split Infinitive Trust and the patrons of Hurn Court Opera for their financial support.

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