Wyn Davies (conductor)

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Wyn Davies
Wyn Davies
Davies in 1999
Born (1952-05-08) 8 May 1952 (age 65)
Gowerton, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Conductor

Wyn Davies (born 8 May 1952 in Gowerton) is a Welsh conductor.[1]

After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, Davies joined the Welsh National Opera as a Staff Conductor in 1974. From 1987, Davies spent two years as assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and undertook two winter seasons for the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts in Canada which included the 1989 award-winning production of Weill's Threepenny Opera in Toronto.

In 2005 Davies was appointed director of music to New Zealand Opera.[2] In Britain he regularly conducts at the Buxton Festival, with the Hallé Orchestra and for Opera North.

In 2014 he was Musical Director for the world premiere production of John Metcalf's Under Milk Wood: An Opera, an adaptation of Dylan Thomas' play for voices. The premiere performance took place at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea on 3 April 2014. Davies also sang the role of Organ Morgan and played piano and synthesizer in the piece.[3]

In 2015 he released a CD of his cabaret "Just Wyn" on the Stone Records label.[4]