Wyn Davies

Wyn Davies was Director of Music, New Zealand Opera from 2005 t0 2019. He served his apprenticeship at WNO in the 1970s as repetiteur and Chorus Master and went on to conduct at ENO, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Opera Northern Ireland, English Touring Opera and Carl Rosa Opera. He was for two years an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and was also a conductor at the Banff Centre in Canada for two years. Elsewhere, conducting has taken him to Croatia, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy.

Wyn has had a long association with both Opera North and the Buxton International Festival and this year has been working with the singers of the National Opera Studio and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has also been conducting Janacek’s Jenufa at WNO.