Gweneth Ann Rand trained at the University of Exeter, Goldsmith’s College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She is a former Vilar Young Artist at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and in 2001 represented England at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. She is currently an Associate Artist at Wigmore Hall.
Highlights in recent seasons include acclaimed performances of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera/Lyric Hammersmith, Prototype Festival in New York, Opéra national du Rhin and Philharmonie de Paris; Serena Porgy and Bess; Mother Hansel and Gretel and Chief Hen & Innkeeper’s Wife The Cunning Little Vixen for English National Opera; and Mrs Grose in a new filmed version of The Turn of the Screw for OperaGlass Works.
Her operatic engagements include Aida (English National Opera, Theater Bremen, Oper Kiel, Finnish National Opera, Macedonian Opera, Opera Poznań, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater); Senta Der fliegende Holländer (London Lyric Opera/Barbican); Leonora La forza del destino (Oper Köln); Leonora Il trovatore (Welsh National Opera); Amelia Un ballo in maschera and Margherita/Helena Mefistofele (Theater Erfurt); Tosca (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos); Gutrune Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms), and Aida, Santuzza, La Gioconda, La Wally and Leonora La forza del destino (Opera Holland Park).
Gweneth Ann is widely known for her acclaimed interpretations of Messiaen’s song cycles Harawi (including Cheltenham Festival, Wigmore Hall and for Opera North) and Poèmes pour Mi (Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra).