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Welsh Soprano Meinir Wyn Roberts performed the lead role of Magda in Puccini's La Rondine for IF Opera (2022) this summer and she covered Musetta for Mid Wales Opera (2022).
Next year she will start the season covering the First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute for Welsh National Opera.
Most recently she was the Guest Soloist on Bryn Terfel's Songs and Arias UK Tour, performing solos and duets with Bryn himself accompanied by the wonderful Sinfonia Cymru under the baton of Gareth Jones.
In 2021 her engagements included The Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier and cover Melissa in Handel's Amadigi for Garsington Opera, Scottish Opera's Opera Highlights Tour and the role of 'Jini' in a new vocal recording with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera for a new Operatic Welsh Film composed by Gareth Glyn of the novel Un Nos Ola Leuad by Caradog Pritchard.
She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music’s Opera School and the Master of Arts Course. Prior to that she graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMUS Hons Degree.
She performed in Handel's Saul with Glyndebourne at the Theatre de Chatelet in Paris and was meant to cover Giulietta in Un Giorno di Regno (Verdi) for Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist 2020 but this was cancelled due to Covid-19.
In 2019 she played the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Nevill Holt Opera. She also performed Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Opra Cymru and in a concert performance with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra.
In the summer of 2018, she joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for their productions of Saul, Vanessa and Giulio Cesare and then the Glyndebourne Tour for 2018/19 where she covered the role of Noemie in Cendrillon.
In the 2017/18 Season, Meinir performed in recital at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Royal Academy Song Circle Group; Agilea in Teseo with La Nuova Musica at the London Handel Festival and Tina in Flight (Dove), the Title Role in Alcina, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Minerve in Orphee aux enfers and Polly Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper for Royal Academy Opera.
Prizes and awards include a participant in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition 2019, Semi-finalist in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition (2019,) finalist in the 2018 MOCSA Young Welsh Artist of the Year, winner of the 2015 International Voice of the Future Competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, winner of the W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship, the Osborne Roberts Blue Riband Scholarship and the Violet Mary Lewis Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Whilst at the Royal Northern College of Music, she was a finalist in the prestigious Gold Medal Competition, highly commended in the Frederic Cox Award for Singing and was a recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award and Dame Eva Turner Award.