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Alun Rhys-Jenkins - Tenor

Alun Rhys-Jenkins graduated from the University of Wales and subsequently studied at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill. He joined Welsh National Opera in 2005 where his roles included Pedrillo Seraglio, Remendado Carmen, Streshnev Khovanshchina, First Tenor The Seven Deadly Sins, Sailor Tristan und Isolde, Fourth Jew Salome. Other roles include Goro in Madam Butterfly, Remendado in Carmen and Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro for English National Opera, , Major Domo in Der Rosenkavalier for and understudy Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Witch in Hansel & Gretel and Bardolpho in Falstaff for Iford Arts Festival and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel for Mananan International Festival.

Concert highlights include soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra at L’Auditori, Barcelona, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and a Classical Spectacular at the Cardiff International Arena with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Recent engagements include the role of Beadle in a semi-staged performance of Sweeney Todd, with Bryn Terfel in the title role, at this year’s Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Alun returns to ENO this season to sing Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro and Remendado in Carmen.

Works performed:
Orff - Carmina Burana - Sat 15 Nov 2014