Rhiannon Ashley, 22, is from West Wales and in her fourth year at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the tuition of Antonia Sotgiu. She was Highly Commended in both the Elsie Thurston and James Martin Oncken Song Prize competitions at the RNCM and was the Cardiff Music in the Vale’s Singer of the Year in 2016.
Recent operatic performances include chorus in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (RNCM), Spirit in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (MWO) and Serpetta in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera (RNCM Scenes). On the concert platform, Rhiannon’s performances include Dvorak’s Mass in D and Haydn’s The Creation with Cardigan Choir, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Sale Choral Society.
Rhiannon continues to sing with Cywair and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion, choirs notable for their successes at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Côr Cymru.