Young Welsh tenor John Pierce trained at the Royal Northern College of Music with Jeffrey Lawton and the National Opera Studio with Ryland Davies, graduating in 2011. He won many awards and scholarships whilst studying, including MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year, Welsh Singers Competition 2010 and a prestigious Susan Chilchott scholarship, before going on to represent Wales in the 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World.
Since leaving the NOS, John has sung Rodolfo La Bohème for British Youth Opera and Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for Mid Wales Opera, covering both roles at English National Opera. He has also sung Nemorino L’Elisir d’Amore in the Isle of Man.
Whilst at RNCM, John sang the roles of Boris Katya Kabanova, Alfred Die Fledermaus, and Prologue The Turn of the Screw.
John also has already had lots of experience on the concert platform, singing the standard oratorio répertoire across the UK. Most recently, he sang the tenor solo in Verdi’s Requiem with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St. David’s Hall, conducted by Owen Arwel Hughes.
John will sing Altoum Turandot and cover the role of Calaf at the Opéra National de Lorraine in its 2013/14 season.