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Wynne Evans


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Wynne Evans (born 27 January 1972) is a Welsh tenor. Popularly known for his role as the tenor Gio Compario in the insurance adverts on television in the United Kingdom, he sang, as Ubaldo Piangi, in the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall. He also famously responded to the New Zealand All Blacks’ Haka in 2004, singing ‘Cwm Rhondda’. He went on to sing at over 30 Welsh International rugby matches.

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Born in Carmarthen, South Wales, Evans studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio.

In 2011, Wynne was cast as the opera singer Ubaldo Piangi, in the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; at the Royal Albert Hall for three performances on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October.

Evans enjoys a close association with Welsh National Opera where his roles include Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Cassio in Otello (S4C Broadcast), The Duke in Rigoletto, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Alfredo in La Traviata, Jaquino in Leonore (BBC Broadcast), the Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen, the Chevalier in Les Dialogues des Carmelites, the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier, the First Jew in Salome (S4C and BBC Broadcast), Liberto in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos and Alfred in Die Fledermaus.

He made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Vakula in the new production of Cherevichki. In 2011 Evans sang Mark-Anthony Turnage opera Anna Nicole, based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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