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    Gareth Dafydd Morris


  • Biography

    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 Jim in the world premiere of Will Todd's Migrations, PR Agent in Al Wasl for the Dubai Expo, the roles of Karataev and Konovitsyn in War and Peace (also at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Giudice Un Ballo in Maschera, 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 many roles, most notably Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Kuzka in Khovanshchina, King Mark Le Vin Herbe, Benoit La Bohème, German Soldier and Private Watcyn in the world premiere of In Parenthesis and Malcolm in Macbeth.


    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, Jenik The Bartered Bride for Kentish Opera, Alfred Die Fledermaus and Camille The Merry Widow for Opera della Luna.


    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 Gwyneth Jones.


    Future performances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle in Abergavenny, Elgar’s The Kingdom and Verdi’s Requiem both in Ripon Cathedral, Messiah in Cardiff and London, Carmina Burana in Llandaff Cathedral and in London.


    Gareth has recently taken on the Musical Directorship of Cor y Cymoedd, a mixed voice choir in Ebbw Vale, performing a wide range of repertoire including Mendelssohn’s Christus, Messiah, Haydn’s Creation with forthcoming performances of Fauré’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G and Mozart’s Requiem.

  • Roles and covers (c)

    Karataev War and Peace WNO

    Konovitsyn War and Peace WNO

    Guidice Un Ballo in Maschera WNO

    Streshnev Khovanshchina WNO

    Kuzka (c) Khovanshchina WNO

    Cherevin and off stage voice From the House of the Dead WNO

    Faninal's Major Domo Der Rosenkavalier WNO

    1st and 2nd Lakai Der Rosenkavalier WNO

    Pinkerton (c) Madama Butterfly WNO

    Kaherdin Le Vin Herbe WNO

    King Mark (c) Le Vin Herbe WNO

    Tenor (c) Le Vin Herbe WNO

    Benoit (c) La Bohème WNO

    Malcolm (c) Macbeth WNO

    Villager Pagliacci WNO

    Private Watcyn (c) In Parenthesis WNO

    German Soldier (c) In Parenthesis WNO

    Runner (c) In Parenthesis WNO

    Faust Mefistofele Opera Valladolid

    Roberto Roberto Devereux Opera Valladolid

    Monsieur Triquet Eugene Onegin Opera Holland Park

    Borsa Rigoletto Grange Park Opera

    Bardolfo Falstaff Grange Park Opera

    1st Servant Capriccio Grange Park Opera

    Duca (c) Rigoletto Grange Park Opera

    Italian Tenor (c) Capriccio Grange Park Opera

    Truffaldino (c) Love for Three Oranges Grange Park Opera

    Cavaradossi Tosca OperaUpClose (West End)

    Rodolfo La Bohème OperaUpClose (West End)

    Camille The Merry Widow Opera della Luna

    Alfred Die Fledermaus Opera della Luna

    Jenik The Bartered Bride Kentish Opera

    Werther Werther Midsummer Opera

    Ferrando Cosí fan tutte Dorset Corset Company

    Bardolfo Falstaff Opera de Berbiguieres

    Cavaradossi Tosca Matchbox Opera

    Rodolfo La Bohème Opera Viva

    Ernesto Don Pasquale Candlelight Opera

    Jonathan Magic Potions Tête à Tête Opera Festival

    Don Carlo Don Carlo Opera Minima

    Almaviva Barber of Seville Surrey Opera

    Almaviva Barber of Seville Armonico Consort

    Florestein Bohemian Girl Opera South

    Don Basilio The Marriage of Figaro Armonico Consort

    Don Curzio The Marriage of Figaro Armonico Consort

    Tenor Four Note Opera East End Opera

    Don Ottavio (c) Don Giovanni Amersham Music Festival


    Bach Christmas Oratorio, Easter Oratorio, Magnificat, St. Matthew’s Passion, St. Mark’s Passion, St. Luke’s Passion, St. John’s Passion, B Minor Mass, numerous cantatas

    Beethoven Christus am Ölberge, Missa Solemnis, Mass in C

    Bernstein Chichester Psalms

    Biber Missa Salisburgensis a 53

    Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, St Nicholas

    Bruneau Requiem

    Charpentier Messe de Minuit

    Dvořák Stabat Mater, Mass in D

    Elgar The Light of Life

    Gounod Messe Solenelle

    Handel Messiah, Let God Arise, Samson, Dixit Dominus, Judas Maccabaeus, Saul, Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day,

    Alexander’s Feast

    Haydn Creation, The Seasons, Schöpfungsmesse, Missa in Augustiis, Paukenmesse, Mass in F, Theresienmesse

    Jongen Mass

    Kodaly Missa Brevis

    Mendelssohn Elijah, Hymn of Praise, St. Paul, Symphony No.2

    Mozart Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis, Missa Brevis in G, Spatzenmesse, C Minor Mass, Mass in Eflat, Requiem, Domenican Vespers, Solemn Vespers, Davidde Penitente

    Monteverdi Beata de Virgine Vespers

    Orff Carmina Burana

    Pergolesi Magnificat

    Puccini Messa di Gloria

    Rachmaninov Vespers 

    Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

    Rutter Psalmfest

    Schubert Masses in F, G, Aflat, Bflat, C, Eflat

    Schumann Requiem

    Stainer The Crucifixion

    Tippett A Child of our time

    Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music

    Verdi Requiem

  • Audio/Video

    In Native Worth, The Creation - Haydn

    Live performance

    Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond, Die Walküre - Wagner

    Live performance

    Gratias agimus tibi, Messa di Gloria - Puccini

    Live performance

    Comfort Ye and Ev’ry Valley shall be exalted, Messiah - Handel

    Live performance

    Ye people rend your hearts and If with all your hearts, Elijah - Mendelssohn

    Live performance

    Sacla presents a school opera - viral YouTube advert

    Live performance

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