Born in Anglesey, North Wales, Gwyn Hughes Jones made his professional operatic debut in 1995 with Welsh National Opera as Ismaele Nabucco conducted by Carlo Rizzi.
Since then he has gone on to perform on the World’s most famous operatic stages.
He has sung leading roles at many of the world’s major opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly and Macduff Macbeth); Metropolitan Opera, New York (Ismaele Nabucco, Fenton Falstaff, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Manrico Il Trovatore cond. Daniele Callefari); Opera national de Paris (Ismaele Nabucco and Camille de Rossillon Die Lustige Witwe); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Fenton Falstaff cond. Pappano, Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly and Rodolfo La Bohème); Washington National Opera (Cavaradossi Tosca); Opéra de Lyon (title role of Werther cond. Christian Badea); and La Monnaie, Brussels (Fenton Falstaff cond. Pappano).
Engagements in the 2016-17 season include returns to the Royal Opera House for Walter von Stolzing Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and to English National Opera for Cavaradossi Tosca. Highlights of the 2015-16 season included Dick Johnson La fanciulla del West for Santa Fe Opera and role debuts in the title role of Verdi’s Ernani (Chelsea Opera Group) and as Tiriddu Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio Pagliacci (Welsh National Opera)