B i o g r a p h y
Welsh tenor Ryan Vaughan Davies is a Jette Parker Artist at The Royal Opera House for 2023-25.
He is currently a student of the Royal Academy of Music’s Opera School where he is a Bicentenary Scholar, and 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. He previously received his Masters of Music degree from the Royal College of Music and Bachelor of Music from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Operatic highlights of recent seasons include Peppe Pagliacci for Iford Arts, Prunier La Rondine for IfOpera, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi, Torquemada L'heure Espagnole, Der Tenor Ariadne auf Naxos, Interrogator WITCH and Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress, all for Royal Academy Opera. He has also previously appeared with the Garsington Opera Festival, the Grange Festival, Longborough Opera Festival and Buxton Opera Festival.
In concert, Ryan recently made a number of acclaimed debuts including at the BBC Proms as the Lover Il tabarro with the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder, and with the Ulster Orchestra in performances of Messiah with conductor Nicholas Chalmers. He has previously made appearances at the Southbank Centre, Grieghallen Bergen, and in the US with the North American Festival of Wales.
This season, Ryan made Wigmore Hall debut singing Schumman’s Liederkreis Op.24 before making his company debut with Welsh National Opera covering the role of Tamino The Magic Flute, conducted by Tomas Hanus and directed by Daisy Evans.