"Mr. Talbot opens his mouth and a rolling, oaken sound pours out with incredible ease, yet always with dramatic conviction and appropriate coloring"
"Talbot’s burnished bass makes one wish Puccini had composed more than one two-minute aria for Colline"
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Welsh-American Bass Rhys Lloyd Talbot hails from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Iowa where he studied voice with Dr John Hines, and his Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from UMKC where he studied with Vinson Cole.
A former Apprentice Artist with Lyric Opera Kansas City, Rhys is an alumni of young artist programs across the country including the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, The Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy, the studio program at Wolf Trap Opera, and the Central City Opera Studio. Placing in the top three of the Sun Valley International Opera Competition, Shreveport Opera Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition, and the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, Rhys has also competed as a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Sara Tucker Study Grants as well as the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition.