Gwyn Hughes Jones

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Gwyn Hughes Jones is a Welsh operatic tenor.

Early life[edit]

Gwyn Hughes Jones was born in Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey, Wales.[1]


Jones began his career at the Welsh National Opera in 1995.[2][3] In 2011, he was cast as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca by director Catherine Malfitano.[4] In 2012, he was cast as Manrico in Verdi's Il trovatore by director David McVicar.[5] In 2015, he was cast as Don Alvaro in Verdi's La forza del destino by director Calixto Bieito.[6] In 2016, he was cast as Turiddu in Menasci and Targioni-Tozzetti's Cavalleria rusticana by director Elijah Moshinsky.[7]


  1. ^ "Gwyn Hughes Jones". Royal Opera House. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gwyn Hughes Jones". BBC. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Gwyn Hughes Jones". West National Opera. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Ashley, Tim (November 27, 2011). "Tosca – review". The Guardian. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Woolfe, Zachary (October 2, 2012). "Cast of Unknowns Swept Along by the Verdian High Tides". The New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Fairman, Richard (November 10, 2015). "The Force of Destiny, Coliseum, London — 'A muddled evening'". Financial Times. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  7. ^ Picard, Anna (May 31, 2016). "Opera: Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff". The Times. Retrieved November 1, 2016.