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Gweneth-Ann Rand



Gweneth-Ann Rand in action.
Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis © ROH 2016. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

English soprano Gweneth-Ann Rand was a Royal Opera Young Artist 2001–03, during which period her Royal Opera roles included Ines (Il trovatore), Second Maid (Daphne), Rooster (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Fourth Maid (Elektra). She has since returned to sing in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera, River Woman (Heart of Darkness, world premiere) for ROH2 and in Hot House for the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation department.

Rand was born in Northampton and studied at the University of Exeter, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Engagements include Aida for English National Opera, Opera Holland Park, Theater Bremen, Oper Kiel, Finnish National Opera, Macedonian Opera, Opera Poznan and in Oldenburg, Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) for London Lyric Opera, Leonora (La forza del destino) for Chelsea Opera Group and in Cologne, Leonora (Il trovatore) for Welsh National Opera, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and Margherita and Elena (Mefistofele) for Theater Erfurt, Tosca for Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) and the title roles in La Gioconda and La Wally for Opera Holland Park.

Rand represented England in the 2001 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. She performs in concert internationally, in repertory including Harawi and Poèmes pour Mi. She made her BBC Proms debut in 2001 in Serenade to Music and has since returned to sing roles including Gutrune (Götterdämmerung).