Welsh mezzo-soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies was born in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. A Samling Artist and Independent Opera Vocal Scholarship recipient 2014-2015 she is currently in her second year at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), supported by the ABRSM and RCS Trust. She gained a Distinction and DipRAM for excellence in the Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), London after previously gaining a BMus (Hons) in Vocal Studies from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff (RWCMD).
Operatic engagements include Penelope in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse for the Alexander Gibson Opera School and Pompea in Dove’s The Little Green Swallow for British Youth Opera. Future opera engagements in 2015 to include Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (RCS). Opera scenes appearances include Dorabella Così fan tutte, (RWCMD), Dido Les Troyens, Cornelia Guilio Cesare, Mistress Quickley Falstaff (RAM), Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia, Irene Tamerlano, Bradamante Alcina and Hermia Midsummer Night’s Dream (RCS).
A familiar face on the concert and competition platform in Wales, she is a winner of the prestigious W Towyn Roberts Scholarship, ‘Voice of the Future’ at Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Llais Llwyfan Llambed Award. She has also been a finalist in the Welsh Singers Competition at St. David’s Hall, The Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, London Welsh Young Singer of The Year, MOCSA, and Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year competitions.
Eirlys gives regular oratorio, recital and gala performances all over the UK, and as guest artist with many of Wales’ most renowned male choirs. She has performed in venues across Europe and the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, Brussels Cathedral, Millennium Centre, and The Vatican. Recent performances include Elgar’s Music Makers and The Dream of Gerontius, Messiah (Handel) and Mozart’s Requiem.