Sunday 30th July 2023 - Saturday 5th August 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
For 2023, we are excited to bring a new vocal course to Aberystwyth led by international opera stars, Fflur Wyn and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts. The course will provide an opportunity for the singers to perform in front of a supportive audience and work on technique, interpretation, communication and musicality. There will be a strong focus on vocal and physical health, with movement sessions and a daily warm up, and also tips on how to sustain good mental health and positivity. This, combined with one to one sessions and masterclasses, will culminate in a public concert on the final day, where the singers will be able to share what they’ve worked on during the week.
The course will be run by Fflur Wyn and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts who are both professional singers with a high profile, performing in a huge variety of theatre productions.
Your course leaders
Having already gained wide acclaim for her performances on the operatic stage as well as the concert platform, Welsh singer Fflur Wyn has quickly established herself as one of the country’s foremost sopranos. She was recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the music profession so far. Her operatic performances include Jemmy Guillaume Tell, Iphis Jephtha, Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Dorinda in Handel’s Orlando (Welsh National Opera); Pamina The Magic Flute, Alice Alice in Wonderland, VivettaL’arlesiana, and the title role in Lakmé (Opera Holland Park); Malinka The Adventures of Mr Broucek (Grange Park Opera); Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro (La Monnaie); Lucia Rape of Lucretia (Potsdamer Winteroper); Esilena Rodrigo(Göttingen International Handel Festival); Governess Turn of the Screw (Mexico City); Celia Lucio Silla (Buxton Opera); Sophie Werther, Marzelline Fidelio, Susanna The Marriage of Figaro, Morgana Alcina, Servilia La Clemenza di Tito, Blue Fairy Pinocchio, Waldvogel Siegfried, Achsah Joshua, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Flora Turn of the Screw, CleridaCroesus, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Fire/Nightingale/Princess L’enfant et les Sortileges and Trio Soprano Trouble in Tahiti (Opera North); Floriana in Leoncavallo’s Zazà (Opera Rara); Mimi in Offenbach’s Vert Vert(Garsington Opera); Michal Saul with the BBC Singers; and Celidora L’oca del Cairo with the London Mozart Players.
Fflur has worked with many great conductors and orchestras including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Richard Armstrong, Harry Bicket and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Gabrieli Consort and The English Concert. Recent recitals include performances at Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, Wilton’s Music Hall and The Howard Assembly Room. In the 2022/23 season, Fflur sings Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice on the Opera North concert tour, and also for Chelsea Opera Group, Handel’s Messiah with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, and the role of Nedda Pagliacci with the Cambridge Philharmonic, and 1st Niece Peter Grimes at Royal Danish Opera.
Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts was born in Wales and read music at Lancaster University before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music with Barbara Robotham., where he received awards from the Wolfson Foundation, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Peter Moores Foundation.
Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts’ concert repertoire covers most major oratorios and choral works ranging from Bach to Birtwistle. Performances have included Martinu’s Epic of Gilgamesh with the CBSO under Sir Simon Rattle, Korngold’s Ring of Polycrates, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in Denmark, The Death of Klinghoffer with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten War Requiem in Belgrade with Stephen Barlow; Psalmus Hungaricus and Berlioz’s Te Deum with The Huddersfield Choral Society, Bartok’s Cantata Profana with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson, Beethoven Symphony No 9 at the Barbican, Elgar Dream of Gerontius with the BBC Philharmonic under Sinaisky, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur with Matthias Bamert, Berlioz Grande Messe de Morts at the Cheltenham Festival, Birtwistle The Last Supper with the London Sinfonietta in Milan and Turin, and the title role in concert performances of Oedipus Rex in 2007 and Fatty Mahagonny in 2008 both at the Edinburgh International Festival. He appears regularly at the BBC Proms festival having made his debut in 1997 in performances of Weill Seven Deadly Sins and the Mahagonny Songspiel. His most recent Proms appearances were for the UK premiere of Birtwistle Angel Fighter, the world premiere of which he had given earlier in the year and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Fees and your stay
The tuition fee for this course is £650 excluding accommodation, which includes a pass to all concerts during Musicfest. Early bird discounts are available on all courses booked and paid for in full before 30th April.
Self-catering and en-suite accommodation is offered at a discounted rate for Musicfest students in University halls of residence, or you can book your own accommodation outside the University. See the accommodation page for further details.
For more information about financial support, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.
Request a space on this course
You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.
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