New portrait of Bryn Terfel unveiled

10 June 2013, 09:57 | Updated: 10 June 2013, 10:02

Bryn Terfel has been immortalised in a new painting by artist Norman Perryman, revealed in a special ceremony on Friday night.

The picture, which depicts the bass-baritone in the role of the Dutchman in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, will take its place in a collection of other Perryman paintings housed in  Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Perryman, pictured below with Terfel, is known for his live performance paintings, for which he often paints performers 'live' in concert, sometimes projected onto a screen at the back of the stage.


New portrait of Bryn Terfel unveiled

Pictures: Alan Wood

Other performers immortalised by Perryman and on display at Birmingham Symphony Hall include Sir Simon Rattle, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mstislav Rostropovich and Riccardo Chailly.

Terfel's portrait was commissioned by Jayne Cadbury of the George Cadbury Trust.