Nerys JonesNerys Jones

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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