After graduating in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge Iestyn Davies studied at the RAM. For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden he has sung Creonte in Steffani’s Niobe; Ottone L'incoronazione di Poppea for Zürich Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Arsace Partenope for the New York City Opera and English National Opera; Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Houston and London; Hamor Jephtha for Welsh National Opera; Apollo Death in Venice for ENO and at La Scala, Milan; Eustazio Rinaldo for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Unulfo Rodelinda in his debut at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.
In concert he has performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan with Dudamel, the Concertgebouw and Tonhalle with Koopman and appeared at the Barbican, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Lincoln Centre and at the BBC Proms.
His recordings include Handel's Messiah for Naxos, Handel's Chandos Anthems for Hyperion, Handel’s Flavio for Chandos with The Early Opera Company and Christian Curnyn, his debut solo recording Live at the Wigmore Hall with his own Ensemble Guadagni, a disc of Porpora Cantatas with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo and, most recently, a disc of Guadagni arias both for Hyperion.
He is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2010 Young Artist of the Year prize.
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