Gwynne Howell

(b. 1938)

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(b Gorseinon, 1938).

Welsh bass. Sang Hunding, Fasolt, and Pogner while student at RMCM. Joined SW Opera 1968 (début as Monterone in Rigoletto). Débuts: Glyndebourne 1969; CG 1970; NY Met 1985. Created Richard Taverner in Taverner, CG 1972. Sang Sachs in Die Meistersinger with ENO (also Gurnemanz, Philip II, and Bluebeard). Also fine singer in oratorio and concert repertoire. CBE 1998.

Subjects: Opera.

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