Fflur Wyn
Reviews

2012

Thanks to my Eyes La Monnaie

Countertenor Hagen Matzeit as the son and soprano Fflur Wyn as blonde woman are outstanding Stephan Moens, De Morgen (trans.) The other singers performed on the same high level… especially the quicksilver soprano voice of Fflur Wyn (who) left a very good impression. Maarten Beirens, De Standaard (trans.) Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn enchant(s) the wild and desolate environment of (her) fragile strangeness. Paul K'Ros, Liberté Hebdo (trans.) Excellent vocal output. Take soprano Fflur Wyn for example: no note is too high for her, no phrase seems too difficult. Frederike Berntsen, Trouw (trans.) Fflur Wyn greets us with sparkling high notes. Serge Martin, Le Soir (trans.) The two sopranos KM and Fflur Wyn offer more satisfaction, especially the latter, who brings a welcome freshness to this evening. Sébastien Foucart, Concertonet (trans.) These two sopranos, precise, bright and strong, integrate themselves subtly in the hybrid body of this opera. The few moments when their voices can let themselves go freely to wander through the instrumentality of the score, especially at the end of the piece, are especially breathtaking. These moments correspond to the final dramatic crescendo, which leads to the conclusion of the piece. Matthieu Emmanuel, The Pariser (trans.)

2011

Fidelio Opera North

Fflur Wyn was an enchanting...Marzelline Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times Strong and light voices are well balanced here, with Fflur Wyn...easily gliding over the quartet, prim and pretty in Marzelline's opening aria.Anna Picard, The Independent The entire ensemble, led by Jeremy White's Rocco and Fflur Wyn's Marzelline, is immaculately schooled.Andrew Clarke, Financial Times As Marzelline and Jaquino, Fflur Wyn and Joshua Ellicot sprinkled fresh youthful charm over the domestic scenes.Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph Fflur Wyn and Joshua Ellicott shine as the optimistic Marzelline and over-persistent Jaquino respectively.George Hall, The Stage I warmed to Fflur Wyn's Marzelline immediately. The casting of her in this role was absolutely ideal, and she looked and sounded suitably sweet and naïve. Her first aria, "O wär ich schon mit dir vereint" benefitted a light, bright tone, though the voice carried well, and in her genuinely pianissimo introduction of the wonderful "Es ist so wunderbar" quartet, she demonstrated just how competent she was in projecting while singing so quietly and with such fragility. Dominic Wells, Opera Britannia Jaquino and Marzelline tend to disappear from view as the opera progresses, but both Joshua Ellicott and, especially, Fflur Wyn set the early tone perfectly, he vocally assured and emotionally gauche, she charmingly natural and invoking enough sympathy to draw audience eyes to gauge her reaction to Leonore's revelation.Ron Simpson, What's On Stage

Mozart Concert Arias Aurora Orchestra

Fflur Wyn charmed all comers with Nehmt Meinen Dank, but this relatively simple number must have been a breeze after Vorrei Spiegarvi, oh Dio!, which began as a silky duet with Thomas Barber's solo oboe, before turning into a cartwheeling showpiece that took her silvery soprano sky-high.Erica Jeal, The Guardian Like Collon, the Aurora Orchestra alongside soloists Fflur Wyn (soprano) and Thomas Gould (violin) commanded attention with their depth of musicality. In the concert aria Vorrei Spiegarvi, oh Dio! K418, Wyn reached the perilous high E with grace, easily transitioning to lower notes and achieving a playful tone throughout the song.Kay Kempin, Bachtrack Wyn had a beguiling way with the lines of these two very different pieces.David Nice, theartsdesk.com

Poulenc Gloria Marylebone Camerata

Young Welsh soloist Fflur Wyn sang the Domine Deus Rex coelestis, her powerful but sweet-sounding voice crowning choir and orchestra with clarity.Leicester Mercury

2010

O Miel Giorni Transition

As well as clear diction, Wyn displayed a fine soprano voice – bright and supple but with a pleasing, steely quality in the upper register – and breathtaking technical control. Laura Battle, Financial Times Distinguished opera singer Fflur Wyn in her bedroom a staggeringly believable teenager buffeted by the pangs of adolescent love. Peter Grahame Woolf, Musical Pointers

Pinocchio Opera North

Certainly, Fflur Wyn - replacing an injured Mary Plazas and in any case due to take over the role from mid-October - radiates the requisite goodness and light. Wyn's agile and sweet-toned soprano effortlessly surmounts the high tessitura of the role. Geoffrey Mogridge, Opera Britannia Fflur Wyn as The Blue Fairy is enchanting, a friend ever true who tries to keep Pinocchio on the right path. Audrey Pointer, The Public Reviews Standout performances are delivered by Fflur Wyn as the sweet-toned Blue Fairy and by the young Scottish tenor Nicky Spence as Lampwick, Pinocchio's school friend. Geoffrey Mogridge, Ilkley Gazette

Turn of the Screw Opera North

The children are remarkable, though: Fflur Wyn's Flora is beautifully sung and convincingly petulant.Andrew Clements, The Guardian Fflur Wyn and James Micklethwaite, singing like angels, are disturbingly convincing as the innocents corrupted. Lynne Walker, The Independent Fflur Wyn had persuasive, light-toned inscrutability as Flora.Fiona Maddocks, The Observer Fflur Wyn a plausible and vivacious Flora.Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph The children are excellent, with Fflur Wyn's hyper-active Flora offsetting James Micklethwaite's flawlessly sung and immaculately acted Miles.George Hall, The Stage Opera North opened its tour of Britten's masterpiece with aplomb...Credit especially goes to the 'children' – Fflur Wyn and 13-year-old James Micklethwaite... Edward Caine, The Press Fflur Wyn's fresh, bell-like tone is ideal for the role and the sexual undercurrents in their brother and sister horseplay look entirely credible.Geoffrey Mogridge, Opera Britannia Fflur Wyn sings Flora with great sensitivity.Robert Cockroft, Yorkshire Post It's with the two children that this production really shines. Fflur Wyn, also playing the role of the Blue Fairy in this season's Pinocchio, is entirely credible as Flora.Graham Rickson, theartsdesk

The Lion's Face The Opera Group

Fflur Wyn, best of the singing roles, a sweetly stroppy teenager. Kate Molleson, Opera Fflur Wyn, uncannily convincing. Richard Morrison, The Times The carer's daughter, a young girl stuck in a nursing home where her mother is working, was sung with immense power and wonderful clarity by Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn. Her acting of a 12 or 13 year old was acutely observed and her stage presence joyful.Bachtrack

2009

Werther Opera North

Fflur Wyn’s bright-as-a-buttercup Sophie, the perfect foil for her anguished sister Charlotte … all excellent. Richard Morrison, The Times Fflur Wyn is perfect as Charlotte’s younger sister Sophie, battling with her own feelings for the poet.George Hall, The Stage Fflur Wyn is a touching, very teenage Sophie, fascinated yet scared by the adult world around her. Tim Ashley, The Guardian ...and (with) Fflur Wyn as a vivacious Sophie, this was a potent line-up.Fiona Maddocks, The Observer Fflur Wyn is the spirited Sophie. A memorable evening.Andrew Clark, The Financial Times The rest of the cast were also of a very high standard, particularly the young Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn, who was utterly delightful as Charlotte’s chirpy little sister Sophie. Her petite height and youthful good looks means she has no problem passing for a fifteen year old and her sparkling, bell-like soprano has a gorgeous crystalline clarity. The character of Sophie can often come across as irritating in the wrong hands, but Miss Wyn radiates such an infectious natural exuberance that it’s impossible not to warm to this girl whose eyes light up with genuine joy when she sings. Winner of the London Handel Singing Competition in 2005, she is already at the start of a very promising career.Faye Courtney, Opera Britannia

Haydn Harmoniemesse Northern Sinfonia

Replacing renowned soprano Sandrine Piau might have been a daunting prospect for recent graduate Wyn. But she, too, is gathering plaudits. Judging by this performance, there’ll be more to come. Thomas Hall, The Journal

Bach B Minor Mass Oxford

Among the soloists it was soprano Fflur Wyn who shone, growing from a quietly lyrical start to fuller and more expansive drama in the latter movements, and providing a particularly pleasing vocal foil to Christopher Gillett’s forthright tenor in the Domine Deus.Alexandra Coghlan, The Oxford Times

2008

The Magic Flute Holland Park

There is some wonderful singing… Fflur Wyn is an exquisite Pamina.Tim Ashley, The Guardian Fflur Wyn made a charming, diminutive Pamina.Richard Morrison, The Times (Fflur Wyn) sings with appealing clarity.Nick Kimberley, Evening Standard Chief of the pleasures on hand was the utterly beguiling portrayal of Pamina by Fflur Wyn; vocally and physically irresistible.Stuart Jenkins, Musical Pointers What pleasures there are come from some attractive singing, especially by Fflur Wyn as Pamina, and Andrew Staples as Tamino.Warwick Thompson, Intermezzo Fflur Wyn's enchanting Pamina was prim and proper in her early dialogue but brought genuine passion and humanity to her Act Two aria and final scene with the three boys.Hugo Shirley, Musicalcricitism.com Fflur Wyn settled into an exquisitely lyrical performance in the second (act). Intermezzo

2007

Croesus Opera North

There are excellent contributions, too, from … Fflur Wyn as Elmira's confidante.Lynne Walker, The Independent Fflur Wyn, seizing her anguished numbers with verve.Richard Morrison, The Times

2006

Jephtha WNO

In Iphis we had a new soprano to root for, the petite Fflur Wyn - for some years a Bryn Terfel protégée, her knack for quivering with girlish young love made her scenes with Iestyn Davies's Hamor delectably human and dramatic.Geoff Brown, The Times Yet it was soprano Fflur Wyn and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies that made the love of Iphis and her betrothed Hamor so involving. Their beautifully articulated and affecting singing spelled heartbreak by the end.Rian Evans, The Guardian This first night was notable for marking the remarkably assured company and role debuts of the soprano Fflur Wyn and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies as Iphis and her lover Hamor. Their all-consuming passion,destined to remain unconsummated, became the musical and dramatic heart of the work. Wyn’s singing was clear and beautifully articulated, and a natural acting instinct made her pivotal.Rian Evans, Opera For me, however, it was Fflur Wyn as the daughter Iphis who stole the honours last night, her voice quite beautiful and her role an extremely moving one as she prepares for death.Philip Key Daily Post (Liverpool, England) Fflur Wyn, intensely moving as the dutiful Iphis.Jon Holliday, The Stage The early courtship duets between Wyn and Davies are made all the more delightful by his excellent counter-tenor voice, the clarity of her singing and the coquettishness of the personality she creates. It is her acting as she submits herself to tragic ending that her father has prescribed that is one of the highlights of the evening. Michael Kelligan, Theatre in Wales Fflur Wyn as the daughter Iphis gave a truly outstanding performance and the scene where she was bound, blindfolded and gagged sent waves of hurt, helplessness, fear and terror throughout the audience. Her clarity and range of voice was exemplary and her acting skills unrivalled.Philip Shell, Milton Keynes Entertainment Guide

Handel Judas Maccabeus London Handel Festival

Thank goodness for the young Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn as the bright-eyed, feisty Israelitish Woman.Hilary Finch, The Times Fflur Wyn … sang beautifully as the Israelitish Woman: (she) shaped the lovely lines of ‘Fromme Tränen’ with skill and gave a very fine account of the wonderful but difficult ‘Dann tönt der laut’ und Harfe klang’.Melanie Eskenazi, Seen and Heard

2005

Le Nozze di Figaro Garsington

A tiny example; Barbarina, bewitchingly sung by Fflur Wyn.Brian Hick, The Organ

Recital Ely

Fflur Wyn, a beautiful young Welsh diva, sang with warm vibrato and particularly perceptive timing. Her wide range of languages (English, Welsh, French and German) was no barrier to the beauty of her singing. In John Ireland’s songs ‘The Heart’s Desire’ and ‘The Trellis’, she shaped the notes and expression beautifully. The emotional tug of ‘Dafydd y Garreg Wen’ arranged by Matthias was given full value and her interpretation of ‘Mai’ by Meirion Williams exhibited impressive breath control and a light-hearted spirit that made her singing sparkle. The tragedy of ‘C’ from ‘Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon’ by Francis Poulenc balanced perfectly with the rapid French patter of ‘Fêtes Galantes’. Melancholic ardour and rhythmic magnetism pervaded Poulenc’s ‘Metamorphosis’ while deliciously coloured harmonic changes enhanced her singing in ‘Der Hirt auf dem Felsen’ by Franz Schubert.RJW-ANTIPODEAN, BBC Collective