Gweneth Ann Rand
Gweneth Ann Rand trained at the University of Exeter, Goldsmith’s College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. During her training she received the Maggie Teyte, Ian Fleming and Sybil Tutton Awards. She was a Vilar Young Artist at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and in 2001 represented England at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
Highlights in recent seasons include acclaimed performances of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera / Lyric Hammersmith and at the Prototype Festival in New York; Serena in English National Opera’s lavish new production of Porgy and Bess; Mother Hansel and Gretel for ENO at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; and Tippett A Child of Our Time at the Brighton Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
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 all under Jun Märkl). She also performed Harawi as part of the Southbank Centre’s composer centenary celebrations From the Canyons to the Stars and at the BBC Proms.
In the current season performances include the French premiere of 4.48 Psychosis at the Opéra national du Rhin; Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw for OperaGlass Works at Wilton’s Music Hall, and roles with English Touring Opera and English National Opera.