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Llio Evans

Soprano

Llio Evans, hails from Anglesey and has recently received a Distinction in her MA in Advanced Vocal Studies from the Wales International Academy of Voice and continues to study with Dennis O’Neill, Nuccia Focile and Michael Pollock. She also holds a 1st class honors degree and MA from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During her time at RWCMD she received many awards, including the Lieder Prize twice. She was also successful outside College, having won the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize, Dame Anne Evans Award, Russell Sheppard Award and the Welsh Association of Male Choirs Music Award. As an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera in their 2014 Summer season, Llio covered the role of Mimi in Offenbach's Vert-Vert. Other operatic roles include Yum-Yum, Gretel (both Co-Opera Co.), Susanna, Pamina (both Opera’r Ddraig), 2nd Singing Apple [The Little Green Swallow], cover First Bridesmaid [Le nozze di Figaro] (BYO), The Bat [L’enfant et les sortilièges] (RWCMD) Sophie [Der Rosenkavalier], Marzelline [Fidelio] and Flora [Turn of the Screw] (all RWCMD scenes). Llio sings the role of Barbe on Chandos’ studio recording of Arthur Sullivan's, The Beauty Stone, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Rory Macdonald. Llio is delighted to be returning to Garsington Opera next Summer to Cover the role of Despina as well as sing in the Chorus for their productions of Cosí fan tutte and Britten's Death in Venice. Llio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Elizabeth Evans Trust, James Pantyfedwen Foundation, Kathleen Trust, South Square Trust, Seary Charitable Trust, Hartsheath Foundation, and the Welsh Livery Guild.