Gweneth Ann Rand trained at the University of Exeter, Goldsmith's College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. During her training she received the Maggie Teyte, Ian Fleming and Sybil Tutton Awards. She was a Vilar Young Artist at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and in 2001 represented England at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
In the current season Gweneth Ann performs in the French premiere of 4.48 Psychosis at the Opéra national du Rhin; Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw for OperaGlass Works at Wilton’s Music Hall; and Messiaen’s Harawi at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Simon Lepper.
Highlights in recent seasons include acclaimed performances of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera/Lyric Hammersmith and at the Prototype Festival in New York; Serena in English National Opera’s lavish new production of Porgy and Bess; Mother Hansel and Gretel for ENO at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; and Tippett A Child of Our Time at the Brighton Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Operatic engagements include Aida (English National Opera, Opera Holland Park, Theater Bremen, Oper Kiel, Finnish National Opera, Macedonian Opera, Opera Poznań and Oldenburgisches Staatstheater); Senta Der fliegende Holländer (London Lyric Opera at London's Barbican Hall); Leonora La forza del destino (Oper Köln and Chelsea Opera Group); Leonora Il trovatore (Welsh National Opera); Amelia Un ballo in maschera and Margherita / Helena Mefistofele (Theater Erfurt); Tosca (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos); Gutrune Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms under Donald Runnicles); the title roles inLa Gioconda and La Wally, and Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana (Opera Holland Park); various roles in the premiere production of Under Milk Wood: an Opera by John Metcalf (Taliesin Art Centre); Bess Porgy and Bess (Basel Chamber Orchestra and Macedonian Philharmonic); Ariadne Ariadne auf Naxos (Orchestre de Picardie); and appearances for The Royal Opera in Elektra, Daphne and The Cunning Little Vixen.