Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone Gareth Brynmor John studied at Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music where he won the Patrons’ Award, and the National Opera Studio where he was supported by the Royal Opera House.
Roles have includes Sharpless for Bury Court Opera and at the Anghiari Festival and Edoardo in Donizetti’s Siege of Calais for English Touring Opera for whom he has also understudied Marcello. He made his debut with Welsh National Opera singing Schaunard (La Bohème) in Spring 2017 and recently returned to sing Masetto / Don Giovanni whilst covering the title role. Recent and future engagements include covering and singing the roles of Eugene Onegin and Andrei / War and Peace for, Papageno / Die Zauberflöte, Robert / Les Vepres Siciliennes all for Welsh National Opera, Servilio / Lucio Papirio Dittatore at the Buxton Festival, Donner / Das Rheingold for Grimeborn Opera and Purcell The Indian Queen with Opéra de Lille under Emmanuelle Haïm. Concert performances include Elijah at Birmingham Town Hall; Carmina Burana with the Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, and at the Barbican; Handel’s Messiah and Faure’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall, Dream of Gerontius with the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Brahms Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Missa via Victrix with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and The Kingdom with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gareth is part of the Songsmiths, and sings in the London English Song Festival. He has given recitals at St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, Barber Institute, King’s Place, King’s Lynn Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, Ludlow Festival of Song, Haddo Festival, Wallace Collection, Bath International Festival, Buxton Festival and Leeds Lieder.