Welsh Soprano Elin Pritchard is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she was awarded a Master of Opera with distinction and a Master of Music, and of London’s National Opera Studio. She is also a Samling Artist.
Her operatic roles have included Micaëla / Carmen for Mid Wales Opera, Female Chorus / The Rape of Lucretia for British Youth Opera, Miss Jessel / The Turn of the Screw, Nella / Gianni Schicchi, Giorgetta / Il tabarro, Stella / I Gioielli della Madonna and Musetta / La bohème for Opera Holland Park, Lucia / Lucia di Lammermoor for Buxton Festival Opera, Fiordiligi / Così fan tutte for Den Jyske Opera, and Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni for Finnish National Opera. For Scottish Opera, she has sung Donna Elvira, Anne Trulove/ The Rake’s Progress and Violetta / La traviata. Recent and future engagements include Zemfira / Aleko, Kupava / The Snow Maiden and Nedda / I Pagliacci and Vixen / Cunning Little Vixen for Opera North, Violetta and Tatyana / Eugene Onegin for Den Jyske Opera, the title role in Tosca for English Touring Opera and for Mid Wales Opera, Alice / Falstaff and the title role in Manon Lescaut for The Grange Festival, Miss Jessel for English National Opera at the Regent’s Park Theatre, Adalgisa in a concert performance of Norma with the Chelsea Opera Group, Marie / Daughter of the Regiment for Opera della Luna at the Buxton Festival and at Wilton’s Music Hall, Mimi / La bohème and Micaela for Welsh National Opera and Ofglen / The Handmaid’s Tale and Musetta for English National Opera. In the summer of 2022 she jumped in to sing 3 performances of Rusalka with Garsington Opera including at the Edinburgh Festival.
Elin is equally in demand on the concert platform with repertoire including Bruckner Mass in F Minor, Brahms Requiem, Dvorak Te Deum, Fauré Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Coronation Mass, Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater, Rutter Requiem and Verdi Requiem.
Recent and future concerts include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Poulenc Gloria and a concert of Opera arias with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn St Nicholas with the English Chamber Orchestra, Verdi Requiem at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Mahler Symphony No. 4 at the Northern Chords Festival, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the Brighton Philharmonic and the Royal Choral Society, Hathaway – Eight Arias for a Bardic Life at the Buxton Festival, Mahler Symphony No 2 with the Cambridge University Music Society, Verdi Requiem with the Royal Free Singers, Bruckner Mass no 3 at Winchester Cathedral, The Apostles with Canterbury Choral Society, Brahms Requiem with the Ulster Orchestra and at St John’s Smith Square and Opera Galas for Clonter Opera and the Samling Foundation at the Wigmore Hall.