soloist for the 2019 concert was
Dafydd Morris (tenor)
Gareth Dafydd Morris
studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and
Drama and the Royal Academy of Music.
Gareth is contracted to Welsh
National Opera and has recently sung the roles of
Giudice Un Ballo in Maschera, Karataev and
Konovnitsyn in War and Peace, Cherevin and
off stage voice in From the House of the Dead
- also for the International Janacek Festival
in Brno, Czech Republic; Streshnev in Khovanshchina,
Kaherdin in Le Vin Herbe and Faninal's
Major Domo in Der Rosenkavalier and
covered Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. Gareth
has also performed as a soloist in WNO Family
Concerts in Cardiff and Hong Kong.
Selected roles elsewhere include
Faust in Boito's Mefistofele and title
role Roberto Devereux for
Opera Valladolid, Triquet Eugene Onegin for
Opera Holland Park, Borsa Rigoletto,
Bardolfo Falstaff and 1st Servant Capriccio
all for Grange Park Opera, Rodolfo La Bohème
and Cavaradossi Tosca for OperaUpClose.
Gareth performs internationally
in concert and oratorio and has broadcast as a
soloist with BBC NOW and the BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4.
Gareth was runner up in the
Wagner Society's Singing Competition in November
2015 and won the President's Award, given by Dame
Future performances include
reprising Karataev and Konovnitsyn in War and
Peace for WNO at the Royal Opera House, Verdi
Requiem and Elgars The Kingdom in Ripon
Cathedral, Brittens St. Nicolas for
Montgomery County Music Festival, Messiah in
Cardiff & Swansea, and Rossinis Petite
Messe Solenelle in London.