Robyn Lyn Evans is from Ceredigion in mid Wales and is a postgraduate of the Royal College of Music, London and graduate of Trinity College Carmarthen and recipient of the Stuart Burrows Bursary.
His singing career started in the Eisteddfod competitions of Wales with highlights including the National Eisteddfod of Wales scholarship, International Young Singer of the Year Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize, Lampeter Eisteddfod Blue Riband; runner-up W Towyn Roberts Memorial Scholarship and culminating with the David Ellis Memorial Prize in 2007.
In the current season Robyn returns to Welsh National Opera as Daniéli (understudying Henri) in Les vêpres siciliennes and performs a series of Proms, Classical Spectaculars and New Year Concerts for Raymond Gubbay.
Highlights in recent seasons include Lord Cecil and Roberto in Roberto Devereux for Welsh National Opera; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for West Green House Opera; Cavaradossi Tosca for Opera Project; Lensky Eugene Onegin for Mid Wales Opera; Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Rodolfo La bohème both for English Touring Opera.
Opera roles include Rodolfo La bohème (English National Opera, Opera Project, Diva Opera); Don José, Carmen, Alfredo La traviata and Macduff Macbeth (Scottish Opera); Ismaele Nabucco, Lord Hervey Anna Bolena (Welsh National Opera); Malcolm Macbeth (Opera North); Pinkerton Madam Butterfly (Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall); Duke of Mantua Rigoletto (Opera Project, Longborough Festival Opera); Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi and Fenton Falstaff (Opera Project); Nemorino L’elisir d’amore; and Alfred Die Fledermaus (Pavilion Opera). He has also performed Gérald Lakmé, Prince Rusalka, Ernesto Don Pasquale, and Ferrando Cosí fan tutte. Roles understudied include Alfredo La traviata (English National Opera); Leicester Maria Stuarda (Welsh National Opera); and Tebaldo I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Opera North).
Robyn can be frequently heard on the concert platform with countless performances from the oratorio repertoire and appearances which have taken him to the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, Usher Hall Edinburgh, St David’s Hall Cardiff, as well as guest soloist with choirs touring Europe.
He is also in demand on radio and television as a performer as well as a vocal commentator for BBC Cymru Television and BBC Radio Cymru and has released two solo albums entitled ROBYN LYN…tenor and Robyn Lyn Evans Tenor Ah! mes amis.
Devereux / Roberto Devereux / Welsh National Opera / 2019
“Devereux was sung by Robyn Lyn Evans. It was revelatory. A young singer, with the virility and passion the part needs but also the high lyricism in the voice to carry off all the emotion and charm the character requires. It was one of the most exciting evenings I can recall in recent years of many, many performances.”
Lensky / Eugene Onegin / Mid Wales Opera / 2018
“…the vocal and dramatic highlight is Robyn Lyn Evans’ Lensky.”
Don Ottavio / Don Giovanni / English Touring Opera / 2016
“Robyn Lyn Evans manages to elevate Don Ottavio above his usual status as opera’s ultimate wimp. His bright Italianate tenor makes relatively easy work of ‘Il mio tesoro’.”
“As Anna’s fiancé Don Ottavio, Robyn Lyn Evans delivered a superbly stylish Act II aria…”
(Mark Ronan Theatre Reviews)