• 6th Apr 2022
  • 1:00pm
  • £0.00

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Come Paride Vezzoso, (from L’elisir d’amore) -Donizetti

The Cloths of Heaven/Gwisgoedd Nef – Dilys Elwyn Edwards (sung in welsh)

Bryniau Aur fy Ngwlad _T.Vincent Davies

Wandrers Nachtlied 2, (Uberallen gipfeln ist ruh) – Schubert

Der Atlas – Schubert

O Du Mein Holder Abendstern (From Tannhauser) – Wagner

I Heard you Singing – Eric Coates

In Flanders – Gurney

At the Ball – Tchaikovsky

Don Juan’s Serenade – Tchaikovsky

Baritone Dafydd Allen is a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music studying with Brindley Sherratt and Caroline Dowdle. He is a Cuthbert Smith Scholar and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. Dafydd studied his undergraduate degree in voice at the RCM under the guidance of Roderick Earle. He recently played the role of Masetto in Don Giovanni for Opra Cymru, directed by Patrick Young. (2019) Opera Scenes at the RCM include Demetrius in a Midsummer Nights Dream by Britten and Dancaire in Carmen by Bizet (2020).

Dafydd participated in the Chorus of Royal College of Music International Opera Studio’s production of “Le Nozze di Figaro” directed by Sir Thomas Allen (2018). He was a cast member in Welsh National Youth Opera’s production of Kommilitonen, Peter Maxwell Davies, singing in the chorus and playing the role of Janitor. (2016) Dafydd was one of the Apostles in Elgar’s Apostles at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins (2019). He was the Bass Soloist in Bach cantatas “Gott Fähret auf mit Jauchzen” BMV 43 and Cantata BMV 214, at the Royal College of Music (2018), performed with Baroque Orchestra.

He has worked on Mahler songs with acclaimed musician Roger Vignoles culminating in a performance in RCM’s Britten Theatre (2019).
Dafydd has been fortunate to participate in masterclass’ with Amand Hekkers, Michael Chance and Brindley Sherratt at the Royal College of Music. Dafydd has been fortunate to partake in an online workshop with British Youth Opera (2020). Dafydd was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for young singers (2017) representing the Royal College of Music.He is a frequent prize winner in the Urdd Eisteddfod and National Eisteddfod of Wales, recently receiving 2nd prize in the Baritone Solo (2018 & 2019), 2nd prize in the Welsh Solo (2018) and 3rd prize in the prestigious W.Towyn.Roberts scholarship competition (2019).


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