B i o g r a p h y
Welsh Soprano Meinir Wyn Roberts is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music’s Opera School and the Master of Arts Course where she studied and continues to study with Lillian Watson. Prior to that she graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMUS Hons Degree.
This summer she sings the role of The Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier and covers Melissa (Amadigi - Handel) for Garsington Opera.
Future engagements in 2021 include Scottish Opera's Opera Highlights Tour, Mid Wales Opera's Sounds of Summer- Garden Concert and the role of 'Jini' in a new Operatic Welsh Film of the novel Un Nos Ola Leuad for OPRA Cymru in collaboration with WNO.
Last year she performed in Saul (Handel) for Glyndebourne Festival 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 (Don Giovanni) for Opra Cymru and in a concert performance with 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 the Glyndebourne Touring Chorus 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.