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Llio Evans

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Welsh

Opera

Zerlina
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Longborough Festival Opera
2019
Ilia
Idomeneo (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2019
Cilla
Waxwings (Clive and Mark Ives)
English Touring Opera
2019
Celia
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
English National Opera
2018
Musetta​
La Bohème (Puccini)
Opera D'Amore
2018
The Little One
The Golden Dragon (Eötvös)
Music Theatre Wales
2017
Iris
Semele (Handel)
Garsington Opera
2017
The Little One
The Golden Dragon (Eötvös)
Music Theatre Wales
2016
Clorinda
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
HighTime Opera
2016
Despina
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Garsington Opera
2015
Blonde
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
Pop-Up Opera
2015
Clorinda
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
BYO Winter Gala
2014
Mimi​
Vert Vert (Offenbach)
Garsington Opera
2014
2nd Apple
The Little Green Swallow (Jonathan Dove)
BYO
2014
Gretel​
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Co-Opera Co.
2012
Zerlina
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
BYO Easter Workshop
2012
Sophie
Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)
RWCMD
2012
Marzelline
Fidelio (Beethoven)
RWCMD
2011
Susanna
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Opera'r Ddraig
2011
Pamina
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Opera'r Ddraig
2010

Operetta/G&S

Celia
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
English National Opera
2018
Yum-Yum
The Mikado (Sullivan)
Co-Opera Co.
2013

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Solo
Welsh Festival Of Male Voice Choirs (Various)
Royal Albert Hall
2018
Soprano Solo
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society
2018
Soprano Solo
The Danube (Janacek)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2017
Soprano Solo
Symphony No. 2 (Mahler)
Bath Symphony Orchestra, Bristol Choral Society
2017
Soprano Solo
Requiem (Mozart)
Cheltenham Bach Choir, British Sinfonietta
2016
Soprano Solo
Dixit Dominus (Handel)
Cheltenham Bach Choir, British Sinfonietta
2016
Soprano Solo
Messiah (Handel)
Bristol Ensemble, Bristol Choral Society
2015
Soprano Solo
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra
2015
Soprano Solo
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Three Choirs Festival, British Sinfonietta
2015
Soprano Solo
Dixit Dominus (Handel)
Swansea Philharmonic Choir, British Sinfonietta
2015
Soprano Solo
Christ lag in Todesbanden (Cantata No. 4) (J. S. Bach)
Swansea Philharmonic Choir, British Sinfonietta
2015
Soprano Solo
Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn)
Pfarrei Christkirche, Kloten, Switzerland
2015
Soprano Solo
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Schubert)
Ensemble Cymru
2014
Soprano Solo
Gloria (Poulenc)
Thornbury Choral Society, Thornbury Camerata
2014
Soprano Solo
Requiem (Fauré)
Thornbury Choral Society, Thornbury Camerata
2014
Soprano Solo
Missa Cellensis in Honorem (Haydn)
Collegium Musicum Costa Del Sol
2014
Liesgen
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata) (J.S. Bach)
Ensemble Cymru
2014
Soprano Solo
Pastoral Symphony (R. Vaughan Williams)
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra
2013
1st Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Bristol Ensemble, Bristol Choral Society
2013
2nd Soprano Soloist
Magnificat (J. S. Bach)
Cardiff Bach Choir
2012
2nd Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Cardiff Bach Choir
2012
Soprano Solo
Le Petite Messe Solonnelle (Rossini)
Thornbury Choral Society, Thornbury Camerata
2011
Soprano Solo
Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Mozart)
Laus Deo
2011
Soprano Solo
Mass in A Minor (J. S. Bach)
Laus Deo
2011
Soprano Solo
Gweddi (Arwel Hughes)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2010
Soprano Solo
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
Côr Baroc

Discography

Barbe
The Beauty Stone (Sullivan)
Chandos
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Leonard Ingrams Award (Garsington Opera) (2015)

Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs Award (2011)

Welsh Livery Guild (2011)

Russell Sheppard Award (2010)

Competitions

Finalist W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship (2013)

Dame Anne Evans Award (London Welsh Singer of the Year) (2011)

Finalist W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship (2011)

Finalist MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year (2010)

Llangollen International Eisteddfod - Vocal Solo 21yrs and Over (2010)

"In the small role of Barbe, Llio Evans may take the runner-up prize in Lord Philip's beauty contest, but her tingly, coppery soprano is the most singularly attractive female voice on offer here." Joanne Sydney Lesser (Opera News Magazine, USA) (2014)

"Llio Evans played an enchanting, self-consciously sexy Yum-Yum, who could probably step into a production at many a posher address." Hugh Canning (Opera) (2014)

MA in Advanced Vocal Studies
Wales International Academy of Voice
2012–2014
MA in Musical Performance
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2009–2011
BMus (Hons)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2005–2009

Originally from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, soprano, Llio Evans, gained a first class honours degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before going on to receive an MA with distinction from the Wales International Academy of Voice.

A winner of numerous awards including Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize, Dame Anne Evans Award, and the Russell Sheppard Intercollegiate Award, Llio is a British Youth Opera and Welsh National Youth Opera alumna and a former Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera where she recently received the Leonard Ingrams Award.

As an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera she has covered the roles of Despina and Mimi (Vert-Vert, Offenbach). Other roles include Clorinda (HighTime Opera), Blonde (Pop-Up Opera), Yum-Yum, Gretel (Co-Opera Co.), Susanna and Pamina (Opera’r Ddraig). She created the role of The Little One in the UK Premier of The Golden Dragon by Peter Eötvös for Music Theatre Wales. Llio can be heard singing the role of Barbe on Chandos’ studio recording of Arthur Sullivan's, The Beauty Stone, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Rory Macdonald.

Llio is an accomplished recitalist having performed recitals for Garsington Opera, Cardiff Music Festival, Swansea Music Festival, Llandeilo Music Festival and Ensemble Cymru. A regular on the Oratorio platform, Llio recently performed the soprano solo in Handel's Messiah alongside Mark Padmore and the Bristol Ensemble at Colston Hall, Mendelssohnn's Elijah at St John's Smith Square with the Three Choirs Festival and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Bach's Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata) with Ensemble Cymru. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 3 as the soprano soloist in Arwel Hughes' Gweddi with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes.

In 2017 Llio will return to Garsington Opera to play Iris in Handel's Semele, and revive her performance as the Little One in Music Theatre Wales' production of The Golden Dragon at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea followed by a UK tour in the Autumn.

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