Angharad Rowlands


Welsh mezzo-soprano Angharad studies at Royal Academy Opera under Raymond Connell and Iain Ledingham. She is gratefully supported by the Norman Ayrton Award, the Carr-Gregory Trust, and the Josephine Baker Trust. She is the winner of the 2022 Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award Song Prize, an Oxford Song Young Artist for 2022-23, a Longborough Festival Opera Emerging Artist for their 2023 season, and a member of the Academy Song Circle.

At Royal Academy Opera, her opera roles include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro); 2nd Witch (Dido & Aeneas) and Agnes/Troll 3 (Freya Waley-Cohen’s WITCH). In operatic scenes she has performed the roles of Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier); Charlotte (Werther), and Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict). Other roles include 2nd Bridesmaid (Le nozze di Figaro – Royal Opera House); cover Juno (Semele – Opéra de Lille); Nancy (Albert Herring – Byre Opera), and Quince/Fairy (The Fairy Queen – Longborough Festival Opera).

Angharad has performed as an oratorio soloist under John Eliot Gardiner at the Salzburg Festival; Philharmonie de Paris and Palau de la Música, Barcelona. A Josephine Baker Trust Artist, she performs as an oratorio soloist across the UK. Highlights include Handel Messiah, Dixit Dominus and Israel in Egypt; Bach St John Passion, St Matthew Passion and B minor Mass, Mendlessohn Elijah and the Requiems of Verdi, Duruflé and Mozart.

Angharad recently performed at the International Lied Festival, Zeist with her duo partner Joseph Cavalli-Price. She looks forward to making her debut at Wigmore Hall in January 2024 as part of the Academy Song Circle. This November she will perform the title role in Handel’s Ariodante at Royal Academy Opera.

Updated: 29/09/2023

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