Welsh Tenor Rhydian Jenkins is a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio. He graduated with Distinction from the David Seligman Opera School at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and is taught by Nicky Spence and Adrian Thompson.
A winner of the 2019 Bryn Terfel Scholarship and 2021 MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year, roles include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Ruggero (La rondine) Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), and Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd). Opera scenes includes Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) and Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola).
His 2022/23 season included performing the role of Sergei (Cherry Town, Moscow) with Welsh National Opera and performing residencies with the National Opera Studio at WNO, Opera North, Scottish Opera and ENO, performing roles from scenes including Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), and Fenton (Falstaff).
Rhydian also made his debut at Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall. Rhydian has just debuted with Longborough Festival Opera, performing the role of Snout in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen