The rain failed to keep the crowds
away as around 10,000 people braved the elements in
this years opera extravaganza!
Featuring Bryn Terfel, with guest
Desiree Rancatore - soprano, Malena Erman
- mezzo soprano, Joseph Calleja - tenor, Simon Keenleyside
- baritone, Chloe Hanslip-violin, Sinfonia Cymru - orchestra,
Gareth Jones - conductor.
Following the sell-out success of
the Opera Gala in 2003, this year's concert promised
to be a must for opera-lovers and it didn't disapoint!
Continuing the Festival's tradition of presenting outstanding
young talent, Bryn wss delighted to introduce the outstanding
Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja, alongside the young Swedish
mezzo-soprano Malena Erman, the Italian soprano Desiree
Rancatore, as well as the young violinist Chloe Hanslip.
In addition he was delighted to welcome his baritone
colleague from the international opera stage, Simon
The concert was accompanied by
Wales' outstanding young ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru, under
their musical director Gareth Jones