Osian Wyn Bowen
Welsh Tenor, Osian Wyn Bowen originates from the harbour town of Burry Port, South West Wales. A recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama from the David Seligman Opera School, Osian continues to work with renowned vocal coach John Fisher and Tenor Adrian Thompson. During his time at RWCMD he was gratefully supported by the Owen-Lloyd George Scholarship, John Underwood and John Rath, Aileen Price and the Tillet Trust.
Osian recently made his operatic debut with Welsh National Opera where he sang the role of Jaquino/Fidelio. Other roles includes Ferrando/Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Title Role Albert Herring, Marco/The Gondoliers, Gonzalve/L’heure Espagnole for RWCMD Opera and Tamino/Magic Flute for Cardiff Opera. Opera Scenes include Rodolfo/La Boheme, Pelleas/Pelleas et Melisande, Prunier/La Rondine, Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore & Prologue & Peter Quint/Turn of the Screw.
Osian is also in demand as a concert soloist. He has performed a world premiere of Spring Offensive by Edward-Rhys Harry as well as other repertoire including Handel’s Messiah & O Praise the Lord with one Consent, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Sparrow Mass & Vesparae Solennes De Confessore, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Saint-Seans’ Oratorio de Nöel, Jenkins’ Armed Man, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and Smythe’s Mass in D.
In addition to concerts, Osian is a regular performer on TV. Recent recordings include the Commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele 100 (Recorded Live from Passchendaele) & Songs of Praise BBC, Cystadleaeth Cantorion Ifanc Cymru 2020, Cyngerdd y 10 Tenor, Les Mis – Y Daith, Noson Lawen & Heno S4C. Osian has also recorded as a soloist on the album Chasing Shadows singing ‘Gweddi’r Arglwydd’.
Prizes and awards include the 2019 MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Winner, 2018 Geraint Morris Memorial Award, Mansel Thomas Memorial Award for Music, The Manning Singing Prize for Tenors, Aileen Price Award, D Afan Thomas Award, 2020 Welsh Singers Showcase Finalist & 2019 Ian Stoutzker Prize Finalist.
This summer Osian made his debut Garsington Opera as a Young Artist singing the roles of Animal Vendor & Waiter 2 as well as covering and singing The Marschallin’s Major-Domo. He then went to West Green Opera, covering Prunier in ‘La Rondine’ and this autumn makes his debut at Scottish Opera with roles in their two Gilbert & Sullivan productions, as well as covering Ferrando. Next spring he makes his Welsh National Opera debut, covering and singing Don Ottavio in ‘Don Giovanni’ and he returns to Garsington to cover and sing Ferrando.
“Amongst the performers, Osian Wyn Bowen (a final year undergraduate at RWCMD) was an effective Albert, coming into his own as a performer at much the same time as his character achieved his freedom.” – Seen and Heard International
“Osian Wyn Bowen plays Valjean, the reformed convict on the run and gives a mesmerizing performance from the very first scene. His voice never falters, and his rendition of ‘Bring Him Home’ is effortlessly poignant and dynamically faultless.” – Arts Scene In Wales