Bryn Terfel (b.1965)
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Wales’ finest: 15 of the best Welsh musicians
2. Bryn Terfel (b.1965)
Initially associated with the roles of Mozart, bass-baritone Terfel has successfully moved into heavier roles, including in operas by Wagner. His albums have crossed over to include collections of songs by Lerner and Loewe and Rodgers and Hammerstein. As a promoter of the Welsh language and culture, he has been made a member of the Gorsedd of Bards, created in 1792. In 2003, he became a CBE and in 2006, the second recipient of the Queen's Medal for Music. Photo by Simon Fernandez.