Wynne Evans is regularly singing to millions for the TV advertising campaign that has made him a household name in the role of his alter ego, the spoof opera star Gio Compario. In March 2011, Wynne released his debut album A Song In My Heart with Warner Music, which went to Number 1 in the classical charts. He presents his own radio show for BBC Radio Wales, programmes for S4C and he presented a BBC2 TV programme on the National Eisteddfod and was honoured by the Eisteddfod with the title of Gorsedd of the Bards. He sang the role of PIANGI in the 25 year anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera, which was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall to cinemas worldwide and has been released on DVD. Over Christmas 2012, Wynne presented Wynne Evans’Guide to Opera on Classic FM.

Wynne Evans’ recent and future operatic engagements include VAKULA The Tsarina’s Slippers, MAYOR Anna Nicoleand SCARAMUCCIO Ariadne auf Naxos Royal Opera House Covent Garden, GHERARDO/TINCA Il Trittico, BOB BOLES Peter Grimes and SCHOOLMASTER The Cunning Little VixenOpéra de Lyon, NEMORINO L’Elisir d’Amore, CASSIO Othello and PEDRILLO Die Entführung aus dem SerailWelsh National Opera, SCHOOLMASTER/MOSQUITO The Cunning Little Vixen, TRUFFALDINO L’Amour des Trois Oranges and the ITALIAN TENOR Capriccio Grange Park Opera and presenting and narrating Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra English Chamber Orchestra.

Born in South Wales, Wynne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London. He was a principal tenor with Welsh National Opera and has appeared throughout the UK, with highlights including PRUNIERLa Rondine andFENTON Falstaff Opera North, ALFREDO and CAVARADOSSI ToscaEnglish National Opera and TAMINO and THE ITALIAN TENOR Der RosenkavalierScottish Opera. Other appearances have included Glyndebourne Festival, Grange Park Opera,Chelsea Opera Group, Classical Opera Company, Opera Northern Ireland, and Almeida Opera.

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