Eiddwen Harrhy

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Professor of Singing


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Eiddwen Harrhy’s singing career has taken her to many of the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls. Now her teaching is following a similar path, with master classes and one-to-one teaching around the world , including Singapore, Prague, Berlin, Vilnius, Utrecht, Helsinki, Stockholm, Vienna, National Opera Studio (London) and USA. She travels to Indiana University every year to work with the students at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, preparing their performances of Handel operas and oratorios.

She has sung in more than 20 Handel operas during her career and is regarded as one of the finest exponents of Handel’s music.

Eiddwen studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where she won the Imperail League of Opera Gold Medal. She then studied in London, winning the Miriam Licette Prize to further her studies in Paris.

She has sung with major orchestras and opera companies around the world, appearing in Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Milan, Lucerne, Naples, Turin, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, St Petersburg, Sydney, Vienna and Hong Kong.

Festivals include, Glyndebourne, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Batignano, Halle, Göttingen, Lucerne, Geneva, Bruges and Hong Kong.

Notable roles include, Poppea, Alcina, Iphigenie, Norina, Gilda, Michaela, Pamina, Countess, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Fiordiligi, Octavian, Componist, Katya Kabanova, Marenka, Madama Butterfly, Marie(Wozzeck).

Eiddwen has worked with many great conductors, including, Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Mark Elder, John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, John Pritchard, Christopher Hogwood, Ivor Bolton, Richard Hickok, Mariss Janssons, Marc Minkovski and Phillipe Herreweghe.

Directors include, Jonathan Miller, Philip Prowse, Graham Vick, John Copley, John Cox, Richard Jones, Peter Hall, Nicklaus Lehnhoff, Götz Friedrich, Anthony Besch , Andrei Serbian and Joachim Hertz.

She has also worked with the leading accompanists of her generation, including, Geoffrey Parsons, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Michael Pollock and Pascal Rogè.

Eiddwen has made many appearances at the BBC Proms and many other broadcast concert performances in the UK, United States and Europe for both television and radio.

She has recorded for EMI, Erato, Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Munda, Nimbus, Opera Rara and Virgin Classics, among others.

Eiddwen is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music (London) Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Society of Arts, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Swansea, Wales.