Wynne Evans was born in Carmarthen, South Wales and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Opera Studio, London.
Wynne enjoys a close association with Welsh National Opera where his roles with the company included Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore, Cassio/Otello (S4C Broadcast), Duke/Rigoletto, Rodolfo/La Bohème, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Alfredo/La Traviata, Jaquino/Leonore (BBC Broadcast), Schoolmaster/Cunning Little Vixen, Chevalier/Les Dialogues de Carmelites, Italian Tenor/Rosenkavalier, First Jew/Salome (S4C and BBC Broadcast), Liberto/L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos and Alfred in Die Fledermaus. Other roles include Vakula/Cherevichki for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Alfredo/La Traviata, Spoletta/Tosca, Second Jew/Salome for English National Opera; Fenton/Falstaff, Prunier/La Rondine and Paulino/The Secret Marriage for Opera North; Tamino/Die Zauberflöte and Italian Tenor/Der Rosenkavalier for Scottish Opera; Schoolmaster/Cunning Little Vixen and Harry/ Fanciulla del West for Grange Park Opera; Fracasso/La Finta Semplice for the Classical Opera Company; Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Holland Park; Peacock in Param Vir’s Broken Strings for the Almeida Festival and Rodolfo for Castleward Opera (both recorded for the BBC).
Highlights on the concert platform include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for RTE, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at the Welsh Proms in St David’s Hall, Tippett’s A Child of our Time in France, La mort d’Orfée with the Hanover Band; soloist in a special televised performance of Karl Jenkins’ Mass for Peace – The Armed Man, conducted by the composer in celebration of his 60th birthday; Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall, Handel’s Messiah at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and a recital at the Wigmore Hall. Wynne is soloist on three ‘Here Come the Classics’ CDs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded Salome for Chandos.
From 2009 Wynne has starred in the advertising campaign for the price comparison website, Gocompare.com. In 2004 he responded on behalf of the Welsh Rugby Team to the New Zealand Haka, and has since sung at over 20 internationals. Future plans include: Die Entführung for WNO, The Love Of Three Oranges and Capriccio for Grange Park Opera, and Ariadne Auf Naxos for Chandos.
Wynne is a trustee for The Elizabeth Evans Trust, an Ambassador for St John Cymru Wales and a Professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He was awarded the MStJ in 2008.