Wynne Evans

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The Welsh tenor is now known as ‘Gio Compario’ - frontman for the comparison site. Wynne’s view is simple: “there’s no rule book which says opera can’t be fun.” He’s performed at major opera houses from Covent Garden and Lyons to Cardiff, and at dozens of rugby internationals.


Wynne Evans is a professionally trained opera singer with over twenty-five years of experience. His first two albums went straight to number one in the Classical Charts. Born in Southwest Wales, Wynne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London. He became a household personality when he appeared in millions of homes for the Go Compare TV adverts as the spoof opera star Gio Compario. Not only does Wynne appear in the adverts he is the brains behind writing and producing them.

Throughout his career his operatic performances have taken Wynne to major opera houses around the world, from The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to Paris Opera De Lyon and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His has performed at the Royal Opera and Welsh National Opera in productions including Rigoletto, La Bohème and La Traviata. Wynne also sang in the twenty-five-year anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera, which was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall to cinemas worldwide. He has given over two hundred performances at the Royal Albert Hall.

Wynne is also a radio broadcaster and has a show on BBC Radio Wales. He has previously presented on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. On tv Wynne starred in his series on BBC One Wales, Wynne at the Deep End and has presented for Children in Need, The International Eisteddfod and St Davids Day, as well as presenting four series of his show Am Ddrama for S4C.

A lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, Wynne was delighted to perform at their final game at White Hart Lane and reprised the song at the opening of the new stadium to 62,000 fans. He has also performed at over twenty Welsh rugby internationals including responding to the New Zealand Haka.

As well as being a trustee of Grange Park Opera, and Patron of Ty Cymorth and Tenovus Cancer Care, he has an honorary Fellowship from The University of Wales and was honoured by the National Eisteddfod with the title of Gorsedd of the Bards.


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