Nerys Jones was born and educated in Mid Wales and studied at boththe Royal
Scottish Academy and Guildhall schools of music and drama. In 1994 she
joined English National Opera where she was a company mezzo-soprano for six
seasons, roles including Cherubino, Despina, Zerlina, Second Lady, Melissa
Princess Ida, Bird Blond Eckbert, Proserpina Orfeo, Flora La Traviata, Pitti
Sing Mikado, Mercédès Carmen, Kitchen Boy Rusalka, Hansel in Hansel and
Gretel, Flower Maiden and Second Squire Parsifal, and Sister Mathilde
Dialogues des Carmélites. She has performed with the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, the Scottish Early Music Consort and the National Youth Orchestra
of Wales, St John’s Smith Square, London.
Other appearances include
Cherubino, Rosina and Dorabella for Grange Park Opera, Dryad in a concert
performance of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Barbican Concert Hall, Stewardess
Flight with Reisopera in Holland, Vlaamse Opera and the Adelaide Festival,
the title role La Cenerentola for Opera Zuid and Pitti Sing The Mikado for
La Fenice in Venice.
Since moving to Seattle she has worked with
Seattle Opera, PNB, Seattle Chamber Society, Tacoma Opera, Northwest
Philharmonia, Northwest Sinfonietta and Vashon Opera.
Nerys just sang
her first Marcellina, Le Nozze di Figaro for Tacoma Opera and in May 2018
she will return to Vashon Opera to sing the role of 2nd Lady in Magic Flute.
Jan of 2019 she will make her main stage debut at Seattle Opera in the
role of Inez in Il Trovatore.
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