TOP tenor Wynne Evans has landed an incomparable new role - singing alongside opera superstar Bryn Terfel in North Wales.
Wynne, best known as the singer who belts out catchy jingles in the Go Compare TV ads, will be starring with the bass baritone in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
But first Wynne faces a mad dash from Covent Garden where he'll be performing in the Richard Strauss opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, the night before at the Royal Opera House.
He'll be joining Bryn and an all-Welsh cast in an English language production of the Sondheim classic on the opening night of the Llangollen Eisteddfod on Monday, July 7, that's being sponsored by the Pendine Park care organisation.
According to Wynne, 42, Llangollen is one of his favourite places on the planet.
He explained: “Llangollen is a very special place and one of the most special places on earth for a week.
“I performed in a headline concert there a couple of years ago and also presenting BBC 2’s coverage of the festival for the last two years.
“Llangollen is a wonderful place to return to especially as I’m going to be performing with my old mate Bryn Terfel.
“I’m playing the role of Pirelli, Sweeney Todd’s arch rival who is slain by the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Luckily, Bryn and I are good friends or I might just take it personally!
“We both attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, although he was a few years ahead of me. So we have been good friends having know each other for a long time."
To book tickets visit international-eisteddfod.co.uk.