Welsh baritone Wyn Pencarreg studied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining many prizes and scholarships including awards from the Countess of Munster Trust, the Peter Moores Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation. He was also a winner of the Erich Vietheer Memorial Award from Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He continues his studies with David Pollard.
Highlights in recent seasons include revival performances of The Firework-Makers Daughter at the Linbury, Cuno Der Freichütz with the OAE conducted by Sir Mark Elder, his mainstage debut at the Royal Opera House as Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, Surin The Queen of Spades for English National Opera, Sharpless Madama Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall and Music Master Ariadne auf Naxos at West Green House.
Previously he has sung Count Le nozze di Figaro (Mid Wales Opera, Opera Theatre Company Dublin); Figaro Le nozze di Figaro (Opera North, English Touring Opera); Leporello Don Giovanni (Opera North, Diva Opera, Mid Wales Opera); Papageno and Lescaut Manon (English Touring Opera); Masetto (Opera North, Glyndebourne); Sharpless (Mid Wales Opera, Lyric Opera Dublin); Father Hänsel und Gretel, de Brétigny Manon, (Opera North); Kuligin Kát’a Kabanová (Glyndebourne); Balthasar Genoveva, King Die liebe der Danaë, Morbio Die schweigsame Frau and Premysl Sárka (Garsington Opera); Lindorf/Coppélius/Dappertutto/Dr Miracle The Tales of Hoffmann and Ford Falstaff (Mid Wales Opera); Don Belfiore Le Toréador (Batignano Festival); Morales Carmen and Schaunard La bohème (Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall); Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Marcello La bohème and Sharpless (Lyric Opera Dublin); Badger / Parson The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera); Captain Corcoran HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera); Leandro/Farfarello The Love for Three Oranges and Don Giovanni (English Pocket Opera); Don Inigo Gomez L’heure espagnole (Opera Project); Alidoro La Cenerentola (Grange Park Opera); Valens Theodora and Achilla Giulio Cesare (Opéra de Baugé) and Luka The Bear (Opéra de Monte-Carlo).