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B i o g r a p h y

Welsh tenor Ryan Vaughan Davies is currently studying at The Royal Academy of Music’s Opera school. He is a Bicentenary scholar also generously supported by The Norman Ayrton award, The John Clemence Trust, The Arts Society Moor Park, The Ryan Davies Memorial fund and The Bryn Terfel Foundation.

In 2019 he won the National Eisteddfod of Wales' Blue Ribband prize for the under 25   Soloists alongside winning the David Lloyd memorial award for most promising tenor at the Festival.

Recent performances include Peppe (Pagliacci) for Iford Arts, Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Torquemada (L'heure Espagnole), Der Tenor (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Interrogator 2 (WITCH) for Royal Academy Opera, Prunier(La Rondine) for IfOpera.

Ryan has performed with many of the UK's summer festivals including Longborough Opera Festival, Buxton Opera Festival, Garsington Opera Festival and The Grange Festival.

He is now also an extra chorus member of the Royal Opera House and looks forward to working at this prestigious house in the future.

International Engagements include performances in The Grieg Hallen, Bergen and with the North American Festival of Wales, in Milwaukee. 


This Summer, Ryan made his BBC Proms soloist debut at The Royal Albert Hall as one of the young lovers in Il Tabarro by Puccini, with the Hallé orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder.


In the autumn Ryan will make his role debut as Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) at the Royal Academy of Music.

Ryan is looking forward to covering the role of Tamino(The Magic Flute) for The Welsh National Opera in spring.