Gwyn Hughes Jones | Tenor

Tenor

Gwyn Hughes Jones

This Season

Aida

Biography

Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones has sung leading roles at many of the world’s major opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Walther von Stolzing in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly); Metropolitan Opera, New York (Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore); Opéra national de Paris (Ismaele in Nabucco); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Fenton in Falstaff, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème); Washington National Opera (Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca); and La Monnaie, Brussels (Fenton in Falstaff).

Highlights of the 2018-19 season include Riccardo in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera (Welsh National Opera) and engagements in the 2017-18 season included returns to the English National Opera (Radames in Aida) and Welsh National Opera (Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La forza del destino and Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca).

Other recent engagements include Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Rodolfo in La bohème (all for English National Opera); the title role in Massenet’s Werther (Opéra de Lyon), Ismaele in Nabucco and Rodolfo in La bohème (San Francisco Opera); Dick Johnston in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West (Santa Fe Opera); Cavaradossi in Tosca (LA Opera); Chevalier des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (Savonlinna Festival); Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Manrico in Il trovatore, Duca in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L'elisir d’amore, the title role of Gounod’s Faust and Chevalier des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (all for Welsh National Opera).