About Eirlys

"Eirlys Myfanwy Davies absolutely steals the show with her expressive voice and face, making us truly believe in, and care about, Pompea"
The Little Green Swallow, British Youth Opera
- Charlotte Valori, Stage
"Welsh Mezzo Eirlys Myfanwy Davies gave a strong, sensitive central performance as the faithful Penelope, her smooth, honey-like voice mourning her situation" Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria 
- David Smythe, Bach Track

Welsh Mezzo-Soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies was born in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. A 2017 London Welsh Young Singer of the Year winner, Samling Artist and named Voice of the Future at Llangollen International Festival, Eirlys is a recent Young Artist graduate from the National Opera Studio, London. Previous to her studies at NOS, she studied at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Royal Academy of Music, London where she was awarded the Maida Jones Award and Alfred Alexander Award after previously gaining a BMus (Hons) in Vocal Studies from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. A familiar face on the competition platform, a winner of the 2016 Dunraven Young Welsh Singer of the Year, W.Towyn Roberts Memorial Award, Ye Cronies Opera Award, winner of the Miriam Licette Award, runner up in the Clonter Opera Prize, recipient of the prestigious Worshipful Company of Musician’s Silver Medal Award and Llais Llwyfan Llambed Award.  She has also been a finalist in many other competitions such as The Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, Douglas Rees Memorial Opera Singer of the Year, MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year, and performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2016 and 2014 in the Welsh Singers Competition at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. 16/17 season included covering the role of Portia The Merchant of Venice for Welsh National Opera, cover Annina La Traviata for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and La Traviata, La Clemenza di Tito, Don Pasquale and Hamlet with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Tour Chorus. Other operatic credits include Dido Dido and Aeneas, Mistress Ford in Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love and 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. 

Upcoming Operatic engagements sees Eirlys returning to Glyndebourne Festival Opera for the 17/18 season and performing the role of Mother in Madama Butterfly alongside Der Rosenkavalier, Saul and Vanessa with Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. In demand on the concert platform with regular oratorio, recital and gala performances all over the UK, and as guest artist with many of Wales’ most renowned male voice choirs with recent concert highlights include performing with Bryn Terfel and Joseph Calleja in an opera gala at Llangollen International Festival, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and Stravinsky’s Les Noces, she has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Brussels Cathedral, Wales Millennium Centre, St David's Hall. The Vatican and many more. Television engagements include numerous appearances on S4C, such as Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Wedi 3, Wedi 7 , Deg Difa and Noson Lawen.

Upcoming concert engagements include Amenofi in a concert performance of Mosè in Egitto by Rossini with Chelsea Opera Group at Cadogan Hall, Elgar’s The Music Makers with Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Copland’s In the Beginning, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces for Tonbridge Philharmonic Society.

Agent Information
Patrick Allen, Connaught Artists
Artillery House
London E1 7LP
patrick@connaughtartists.com
07816 874245

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CV

Summary of my CV
Roles

MOTHER - Madama Butterfly
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
 (May - July 2018)

ANNINA (Cover) - La Traviata
Glyndebourne Festival Opera (April - August 2017)

PORTIA (Cover) - Merchant of Venice
Welsh National Opera (September - November  2016)

MISTRESS FORD - Sir John in Love
Alexander Gibson Opera School, RSC (May 2015)

DIDO - Dido and Aeneas
Alexander Gibson Opera School, RCS (March 2015)

POMPEA - The Little Green Swallow
British Youth Opera (September 2014)

PENELOPE - Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
Alexander Gibson Opera School, RCS (November 2013)

DUCHESS - Alice in Wonderland
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (April 2009)

ORLOFSKY (Cover) - Die Fledermaus
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (March 2011)

MAMAN (Cover) - L’Enfant et les Sortilèges
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (July 2009)
Competitions & Achievements

FIRST PLACE - London Welsh Young Singer of the Year
Welsh Centre, London (2017)

Finalist - Douglas Rees Memorial:
Young Opera Singer of the Year (2017)

1st - Dunraven Young Welsh Singer of the Year (2016)

1st - Ye Cronies Opera Prize (2015) 

Finalist - Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize (2015) 

Runner Up - Clonter Opera Prize (2015)

1st - Voice of The Future: Llangollen
International Eisteddfod (2014)

 1st - W. Towyn Roberts Memorial Prize (2014)

Highly Commended - Ye Cronies Opera Prize (2014)

Finalist - Welsh Singers Competition (2016 / 2014)

Finalist - MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year
(2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011)

Finalist - Dunraven: Welsh Young Singer of the Year 
(2014 & 2012)

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Diary

Upcoming Concert / Concert dates
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Saul
By George Frideric Handel

Date: 19th July - 25th August 2018
Eirlys will be performing in the chorus. Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Director: Barrie Kosky
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Venue: Glyndebourne
www.glyndebourne.com

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Vanessa
By Samuel Barber

Date: 5th August  - 26th August 2018
Eirlys will be performing in the chorus. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Director: Keith Warner
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Venue: Glyndebourne
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Agent Information: Patrick Allen, Connaught Artists, Artillery House, London E1 7LP patrick@connaughtartists.com 07816 874245