Wynne Evans is the opera singer known to millions throughout the UK as the face and voice of GoCompare.com ad, the multi-million pound advertising campaign that has made him a household name, having made over fifty radio and television commercials for the company. As a radio and television personality, he now presents his own daily show for BBC Radio Wales as well as making numerous appearances presenting on TV for S4C and BBC.
His appearances around the world have ranged from singing over a hundred roles in major international opera houses, such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and the Opera de Lyon, to concerts, galas and recordings with many of the UK’s premiere orchestras, including the RPO, the LSO and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and have taken him to major concert halls and arenas including the O2, Wembley Arena, Wales Millennium Centre and over 150 performances at the Royal Albert Hall, where he appeared not only in the Proms, but also starred as Piangi in the 25th Anniversary Performance of The Phantom of the Opera, broadcast to cinemas worldwide and released on DVD. He became a firm favourite at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff where he most famously responded on behalf of the Welsh Rugby Team to the New Zealand Haka and went on to sing at over twenty international games.
His debut solo album, A Song in My Heart, which includes many of the best loved Mario Lanza hits, went straight to Number 1 in the Classical Charts and remained there for several weeks. As a presenter for both radio and TV, Wynne’s many broadcast appearances include his own daily show for BBC Radio Wales and hosting his own series and numerous television programmes for both and S4C and BBC. He has also made several programmes for Classic FM including the Wynne Evans Guide to Opera and Behind the Curtain: A Royal Opera House Special, both of which have been nominated for an Arquiva Radio Award. Wynne has been honoured by the National Eisteddfod, being made a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Wales Trinity St Davids and has also been made a Member of the Order of St John. He is patron for Tenovus, and an ambassador for both St. John’s Wales and the British Heart Foundation. Wynne is a trustee of The Elizabeth Evans Trust which he established with his brothers in memory of his mother to help fund young people wishing to pursue a career in the performing arts. Born in Carmarthen, South Wales, Wynne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio.
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