Falsche Angèle 2022 - Opera Today
"Erin Gwyn Rossington ..... was a valiant and vibrant ‘False Angèle’, easing into the role with aplomb."
Brought up on the Welsh hills, Soprano Erin Gwyn Rossington is currently in her final year on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Susan Waters. She previously completed her bachelor’s degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2019.
A regular on the competition platform, she won International Voice of the Future at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Lieder Prize at the David Clover Singers Platform 2019 and 2020, and the prestigious Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize at the RNCM in 2019. She also won Bridgend Male Voice Choirs Diamond Bursary competition 2020 and the Audience prize at the Clonter Opera Prize 2022. Since winning at Llangollen she has had many opportunities such as performing recitals at Conwy Classical Music Festival and as soloist in the opening concert of the North Wales International Music Festival.
Erin has performed on renowned stages, including the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Queen’s Theatre – London. Her career has extended internationally, singing at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral in Argentina. She was guest soloist for NEW Sinfonia orchestra’s New Year Gala at St. Asaph Cathedral and St. Giles Church, Wrexham. In May 2019, Erin was part of the Spring Opera Showcase at Clonter Opera with Michael McCaffery and Anthony Legge and during the COVID pandemic in 2021 she recorded a recital at the Clonterbrook Music Room. She was also awarded the Violet Mary Lewis Memorial scholarship for the most promising voice at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2017.
Her opera roles include; Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Salomé Hérodiade, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro, Micäela Carmen, Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte, and Mrs Grose Turn of the Screw. Erin performed Maguelonne in GSMD’s production of Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillion, the title role in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune and Falsche Angéle in Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich photographieren during her time on the Opera Course. She makes her Snape Maltings debut as Ina in TIDE, a new commission for Aldeburgh Festival and perform Lady Billows in Albert Herring for Clonter Opera. She was thrilled to be chosen as one of Garsington Operas Alvarez Young Artists for their 2020 season.
Erin is one of four daughters and visits home as often as she can to help her family on their farm, feeling at one with the hills of their mountainous Welsh farm. Her studies are generously supported by The Countess of Munster Trust, The Clemence Trust, Ryan Davies Memorial Fund and The Kathleen Trust and Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Opera Award.