BIOGRAPHY Angharad Morgan was born in South Wales and is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff where she was awarded a full scholarship in 2000. She subsequently completed her studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice with international tenor Dennis O’Neill and soprano Nuccia Focile. Angharad has also had the privilege of being tutored by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Angharad was one of the first recipients of a Career Development Award from the Bryn Terfel Foundation. She is also supported by the Dennis O’Neill Foundation. Other awards whilst a student included the Valetta Jacobi Award, the Lee Freeman Memorial Scholarship and the Russell Sheppard Memorial Scholarship. In 2003 she won the title of Vale Singer of the Year and in 2011 was second prize winner in The London Welsh Singer of the Year Competition. In 2012, Angharad made her professional solo operatic debut at the Wexford Festival in Ireland singing Second Woman in Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet and Peasant Farmer in Chabrier’s Le roi malgré lui for Wexford Festival Opera. In 2013, she joined Glyndebourne Festival Opera as one of 3 Jerwood Young Artists with the company. She understudied the role of Alice in Falstaff, created and played the role of Ione in a newly commissioned work WakeningShadow by Luke Styles for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and performed the role of Dew Fairy in Hänsel Und Gretel for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. She returned to Glyndebourne in 2014 to understudy the role of Arminda in the Festival’s new production of La Finta Giardiniera. Operatic roles performed at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama include Lucia in Britten’s TheRape of Lucretia,Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring, Sister Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogue ofthe Carmelites, First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Sandman in Humperdinck’s Hänsel Und Gretel, and The Innkeepers Wife in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Also whilst a student, Angharad sang the role of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the Gower Chorale and Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Opera School of Wales. Angharad is a very versatile concert artist with a wide ranging concert repertoire. She frequently performs the standard sacred works by Handel, Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Faure, Vivaldi, Brahms and Rutter, and is a popular soloist in concert with choirs throughout Wales. Highlights last season include Angharad’s role debut as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust for Swansea City Opera. She was also a guest soloist in ‘A Night in Vienna’ with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Welsh Proms conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes. Engagements this season include Alice Ford in Falstaff with Opera Project at The Tobacco Factory in Bristol and she also returns to Swansea City Opera to perform the role of Musetta in their touring production of La Bohème.