"The Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel rose to prominence when he won the Lieder Prize in the 1989 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has performed in all the great opera houses of the world, and is especially recognised for his portrayals of Figaro , Falstaff and Wotan. Other roles include Wotan, Der Fliegende Holländer, Hans Sachs, Méphistophélès, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Jochanaan, Scarpia, Gianni Schicchi, Nick Shadow, Dulcamara and Sweeney Todd.
Bryn is also known for his versatility as a concert performer, with highlights ranging from the opening ceremony of the Wales Millennium Centre to Last Night of the Proms and the Royal Variety Show. He has given recitals in the major cities of the world and for nine years hosted his own festival in Faenol, North Wales.
He is a Grammy, Classical Brit and Gramophone Award winner, with a discography encompassing operas of Mozart, Wagner and Strauss, as well as more than ten solo discs.
Highlights in 2012 include the role of Wotan in Wagner's Ring Cycle for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, title role in Der fliegende Holländer for Zurich Opera, Scarpia for Bayerische Opera, Munich and host to a four day Festival at the South Bank Centre, London as part of the 2012 Olympic Celebrations.
In 2003, Bryn was awarded a CBE for services to Opera in the Queen's New Year Honours list and in 2006 was awarded the Queen's Medal for Music by Her Majesty The Queen.
Bryn is pleased to have an association with several companies, most notably Rolex, Clogau Gold and the Penderyn Distillery."