Nerys Jones was born and educated in Mid Wales and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From 1994-2000, she was a company mezzo-soprano for English National Opera (ENO), where she sang many roles, including Cherubino, Hansel, Despina, Zerlina, and Mercedes,. She performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Early Music Consort, National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Grange Park Opera, Reisopera in Holland, Vlaamse Opera, Adelaide Festival, Opera Zuid and at La Fenice in Venice.
Since moving to Seattle in 2006, she has performed with numerous companies; Tacoma Opera as Marcellina (Marriage of Figaro), Count Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus) and most recently in the role of Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia. At Vashon Opera, the roles of Mother Jeanne (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Second Lady (Magic Flute), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), and Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Puget Sound Concert Opera (as Prince Charmant in Cendrillion), University of Washington School of Music (as Euryclée in Pénélope), Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Chamber Society, Northwest Philharmonia, and Northwest Sinfonietta.
Nerys has appeared in numerous Seattle Opera previews and earlier this year she made her main stage debut as Inez in Il Trovatore and will be returning in the 2019/20 season as Giovanna in Rigoletto. Also this past season Nerys joined Rimrock Opera for the US debut of the Welsh Opera Blodwen in Billings, Montana. Learn more about Nerys here.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER | MARCH 20, 2020