Welsh opera singer, author and Creative entrepreneur Mark Llewelyn Evans trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama & the National Opera Studio, London. For over 25 years Mark has worked alongside many major names in the entertainment industry including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, David Blaine & Sir Bryn Terfel. His career has taken him throughout the world singing title roles in international opera houses, a blockbuster movie as well as singing ‘Bread of Heaven’ before The Six Nations Rugby tournament to a crowd of 75,000.
Mark’s debut album topped the UK classical charts, and his charity single, ‘Tell my Father’ performed with the Band of the Welsh Guards became a number one in the UK, benefitting the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal. In 2015 Mark decided to take his passion for opera further with ABC of Opera and reach out to the next generation. ABC of opera delivers invaluable life-lessons to children through a lively exploration of the lives and music of the world’s greatest composers, building confidence, celebrating difference and encouraging creativity.
ABC builds a relationship with the children that supports and educates them in a remarkable way. It is the scaffolding for education.Janet Hayward – Headteacher Cadoxton Primary School, Barry
Mark is passionate that all children should be able to achieve their dreams and through the ABC’s teaching it is clear that – ANY BODY CAN. ABC has now delivered to over 197 schools throughout the UK with remarkable positive impact on our young learners and from this Mark was commissioned to write four books telling the story of opera as an adventure for two children Jack and Megan. The first book “THE ACADEMY OF BARMY COMPOSERS – BAROQUE” was released in May 2019. Book 2 “CLASSICAL” will be released in October 2020 with Romantic and Modern to follow.
Mark was awarded the Amati Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs award in 2019 & 2020.