Osian Wyn Bowen
Welsh Tenor, Osian Wyn Bowen originates from the harbour town of Burry Port, South West Wales. Having graduated with a BMus (Hons) in Vocal Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), Osian continues to study as a Young Artist at the RWCMD’s David Seligman Opera School, studying under renowned vocal coach John Fisher and tenor Adrian Thompson.
Osian recently made his operatic debut with Welsh National Opera where he sang the role of ‘Jaquino’ Fidelio. Other roles include ‘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, ‘Animal Vendor’ Der Rosenkavalier for Garsington 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.
In addition, Osian is in demand as a concert soloist. Recent concert appearances include RWCMD Opera Gala with Carlo Rizzi & WNO Orchestra, guest soloist with South Wales’ Women’s Institute Choir at the Brangwyn Hall and Morriston Orpheus Choir at Caerleon Music Festival. 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 Ypres) & Songs of Praise BBC, Cyngerdd y 10 Tenor, Les Mis – Y Daith, Noson Lawen & Heno S4C.
Osian is the current winner of the prestigious MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year and the Geraint Morris Memorial Award. Additionally, Osian is a recipient of the Mansel Thomas Memorial Award for Music, The Manning Singing Prize for Tenors, Aileen Price Award and D Afan Thomas Award. Osian is gratefully supported by the Owen Lloyd-George Scholarship, John Underwood and John Rath, Aileen Price, Minnie Morgan Scholarship, Cronfa Ryan Davies Scholarship and The Tillet Trust.
After his graduation from the RWCMD this year he will sing two small roles and cover the Marschallin’s Haushofmeiser in Garsington Opera’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ and Count Almaviva in Clonter Opera’s ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’.
“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