Gary Griffiths was a finalist in the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he won the prestigious Gold Medal award.
At the Welsh National Opera he made a critically acclaimed debut in 2011 as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte). His other roles with the company include Cecil (Maria Stuarda), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Claudio (Béatrice et Bénédict), and Schaunard in a new production of La Bohème (for which he was awarded the Welsh Theatre Critics’ Award). He returns to the company next season.
Recent highlights include Berlioz ‘Les Troyens’ with Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the orchestra of the Welsh National Opera and Christoph Poppen, Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) for Garsington Opera, Maximillian (Candide) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro) for Wiesbaden Opera, the Executioner (Inês de Castro) for Scottish Opera and Malatesta (Don Pasquale) for Longborough Festival Opera.
A committed recitalist, he recently performed at Llandudno, Beuamaris, Fishguard, Harrogate and St David’s Hall, Cardiff. In recording, he appears on Catrin Finch’s Lullabies CD for Deutsche Grammophon, his recital CD titled, Début and soon to be released is a recording of Mendelssohn Songs with Malcolm Martineau.
photo Pascal Paulic