Biography

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Iestyn Morris made his ROH Covent Garden debut in 2015 in the title role of PETER PAN for Welsh National Opera; a role which earned him a nomination for ‘Best Male in an opera production’ in the Wales Theatre Awards 2016. After reading Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, Iestyn went on to study Early Music (Mmus) and then Opera at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Andrew Watts. In 2003 he became a Britten-Pears Young Artist. He was the 2005 winner of the Tracey Chadwell Award for contemporary song and 2006 winner of the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition.

Operatic performances include Pisandro and Human Frailty IL RITORNO D’ULISSE and Ferdinand DUCHESS OF MALFI for English National Opera, Pleasure in Gerald Barry’s THE TRIUMPH OF BEAUTY AND DECEIT for Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Ferdinand in the new production of Torsten Rasch’s DUCHESS OF MALFI at the Städtische Theater, Chemnitz, Medoro ORLANDO FURIOSO for Theater Basel, title role in the world premiere of Richard Ayres’ PETER PAN and the world première of Jennifer Walshe’s  TACTICS for Staatsoper Stuttgart, HERCULES for De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, the world premières of HOTEL DE PEKIN (the role of Anzi) and WAKE (Tom Boxer) for Nationale Reisopera, Anzi HOTEL DE PEKIN at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Alessandro TOLOMEO, Spirit DIDO AND AENEAS, Shepherd ORFEO and Historicus in Carissimi’s JEPHTE for English Touring Opera, Troll Princess East o’the Moon & West o’the Sun, Peregrine BOYS OF PARADISE for Tete-a-tete, Cold Genius/Cupid KING ARTHUR for Spitalfields Music Festival, THE DEATH BY FIRE OF GIORDANO BRUNO for Heresy Records on tour in Ireland, the title role in the English language premiere of Jonathan Dove’s THE LITTLE GREEN SWALLOW for the GSM&D and Max Labouchère in Roger Scruton’s VIOLET for Guildhall Theatre Opera,

In concert, Iestyn has appeared at Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Snape Maltings as well as various cities in Spain, France and Poland in repertoire including Handel MESSIAH, JUDAS MACCABEUS, ISRAEL IN EGYPT, Bach B MINOR MASS, ST JOHN PASSION, ST MATTHEW PASSION, Pergolesi STABAT MATER, Vivaldi STABAT MATER, Purcell THE FAIRY QUEEN, KING ARTHUR, Dove ARION AND THE DOLPHIN, Orff CARMINA BURANA, Bernstein CHICHESTER PSALMS with Netherlands Radio Orchestra, ESO Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Voices, the Galuppi Quartet and Bournemouth Bach Choir & Orchestra, under András Schiff, Ronald Corp, Lawrence Cummings and Richard Eggar among others.  He also gives recitals and regularly sings at Westminster Abbey and other major churches in and around the City of London including concerts with The King’s Consort.