Soprano Alys Mererid Roberts from Rhoslan in north Wales is a recent graduate of Royal Academy Opera. Alys started singing in the Welsh Folk tradition at local and National Eisteddfodau around Wales. She was a vice chancellor's scholar for music at Durham University where she read English and Music and then went on to study at the RAM. Previous roles include Eurydice Orfee aux Enfeers, Vixen Příhody lišky Bystroušky, Amore L’incoronazione di Poppea, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro (RAO), Yum Yum The Mikado (Charles Court Opera) Sandmann and Taumann Hänsel und Gretel and Bastienne Bastien und Bastienne (Pop up Opera). Alys has worked with WNO singing the role of a Businesswoman in Gair ar Gnawd by Pwyll ap Sion and creating the role of Muse in WNO’s Hedd Wyn by Stephen McNeff. Alys has also worked with Opera Holland Park, singing Sopranino in their La Rondine as well as Tweedle Dee in their Alice's Adventures in Wonderland last year, and was an OHP Young Artist this summer, singing Annina in their La Traviata. Alys will be covering 'Slave' in Salome at ENO this Autumn and singing 'Shepherd Boy' in Tosca with Mid Wales Opera in the new year.