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 Padre Sansón The Exterminating Angel, Flemish Deputy Don Carlos and Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Royal Opera House, Cuno Der Freischütz with the OAE conducted by Sir Mark Elder, 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. In the current season Wyn performs Alcindoro La bohème for The Royal Opera, in a new production directed by Richard Jones and makes his debut at Welsh National Opera as Alcade La forza del destino. He will also understudy Claudius Hamlet for Glyndebourne.
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 Don Giovanni (Opera North, Glyndebourne); 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); Sharpless Madam Butterfly, 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); 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).