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Elgan Thomas

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A professional opera and classical music singer from North Wales who has worked with major companies in the UK and overseas, including the Adelaide Festival, Australia; Ojai Festival, California; and the Klarafestival, Belgium.

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Background

Elgan trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. An English National Opera Harewood Artist and a former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist who performs regularly with these companies. Elgan has also performed at Opéra National de Bordeaux, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opera Holland Park, La Monnaie/De Munt and the Aldeburgh Festival. Also a keen concert singer working with orchestras such as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, Xi’an Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North. He is a past winner of the Urdd National Eisteddfod Bryn Terfel Scholarship, the Stuart Burrows International Singer Award, and the winner of the young artists prize and audience prize at the Les Azuriales Festival in Nice.

Song list

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  • O Sole Mio - di Capua
  • Maria - West Side Story - Bernstein
  • Somewhere - West Side Story - Bernstein
  • Anthem - Chess - Anderson & Ulvaeus
  • Funiculi Funicula - Denza
  • A Wand’ring Minstrel - The Mikado - Sullivan
  • We’ll gather lilacs - Novello
  • Salut! Demeure Chaste et Pure - Faust - Gounod
  • Nessun Dorma - Turnandot - Puccini
  • Recondita Armonia - Tosca - Puccini
  • La donna e mobile - Rigoletto - Verdi
  • Una Furtiva Lagrima - L’elisir d’amore - Donizetti
  • Younger than springtime - South Pacific - Rodgers
  • Some Enchanted Evening - Rodgers
  • On the street where you live - My Fair Lady - Loewe
  • Music of the night - The Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd-Webber
  • and more...

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Reviews

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June LK
Elgan has a fabulous voice and is a very friendly and engaging performer. This was our second special concert with him, this time for family birthdays, and he drew up a lovely mix of songs. He even added in a song in German, Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, when he learnt some friends were following from Germany. Utterly magical!
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Richard
Elgan was simply fantastic and engaging from start to finish, and I couldn't recommend him more highly!
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Margarida Pellew
Elgan has such a beautiful voice but on top of that did such a wonderful job of hosting. He was charming and funny and made us feel very much part of this intimate gathering.
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Marcia Virdi
We all loved the choice of music. Elgan you presented your choices so charmingly, it was great to hear more about the pieces You topped Peter's birthday surprises!
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Christophe Rousset
Elgan is a fantastic performer and really friendly, He has made this day a memorable one that we will remember for a long time. !I would highly recommend him for any occasions. Thank you so very much!
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Sarah E
Family and friends were thrilled by Elgan's effortless performance and charming personality for my father's 90th. It was a great success and a most memorable way to celebrate a 'big' birthday in lockdown.
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Anna Hamilton
Elgan is a fabulous performer, I have listens to/watched him perform twice now through Lockdown Presents and would happily book him again!
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George
Elgan's performance was truly special. He went above and beyond to curate a special event for my family. His presence on Zoom was professional, entertaining and friendly - it felt like he was in the room with us! I'm so pleased we booked with him.
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Jason HUGHES
The most amazing performance we have ever seen. A truly professional artist with a voice like no other. This was a surprise 40th Birthday, the song were amazing with some requests even last minute. I and my wife personally have to say thank you to Lockdown Presents and Elgan Thomas for such a wonderful performance.
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Steve Smith
Absolutely loved every minute it's shame when it ended. Fabulous singer with an incredible voice.
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Ian Leonard
Fantastic (again), many thanks.
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Ruth
Elgan helped to make my 30th birthday a very special experience! His renditions of songs from West End musicals were powerful and emotive.
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Sophie F
Elgan was charming friendly and gave a personal and professional performance for my friend Matt's 50th birthday
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Jane Cumming
Another fantastic performance from Elgan with a wonderful mix of just about everything.
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Nicola Swanborough
We were blown away by Elgan’s beautiful voice and commitment to his performance of every song. He was very generous sharing background to many of the songs on our list. And we were particularly thrilled with his rendition of “I’ll be back” from Hamilton, a number he had only learned that afternoon, at our request. We would highly recommend him. Thank you, Elgan.
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Fiona L
Superb event! Elgan has a wonderful voice and great personality.
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Stephan
Elgan gave us a great performance on Valentine's Day, singing hits from the musicals, as well as a song that had been asked for as a special request. His voice was amazing. It was the first time we had used Lockdown Presents, and Elgan made it a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.
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Annabel Garton
Our concert was fabulous. Elgan made us all so happy and it was a privilege to hear him sing. Very many thanks.
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Laura sandys
My mother was captivated and totally blown away by your voice and charm
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Rosanna
I asked Elgan to sing a couple of Italian arias for my Italian mother, and a couple of Welsh songs in memory of my Welsh father. I couldn't have chosen better. Not only did Elgan sing the Italian arias con passione, but Myvanwy with his piano accompaniment and his unaccompanied Ar hyd y nos brought tears to our eyes (for all the right reasons!) Despite the disturbed internet signal it was an intimate and very special present.
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Jane Cumming
What a fantastic birthday treat to listen to Elgan singing some of my absolute favourites from the musicals. It was really special - an amazing voice and a really fun thing to do. I so miss going to the theatre...but this was a very good alternative in the circumstances.
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Maralyn A
Today I had the pleasure of joining a zoom link up to listen to Elgan Thomas perform a selection of music from the Musicals as a birthday surprise for a friend. Elgan has a marvellous voice. It was a fabulous 30 minute performance and the time just flew by. Not only is Elgan enjoyable to listen to but his personal interaction with his audience goes a long way to make the performance seem all the more personal. If you enjoy opera or perhaps something a little lighter during these difficult times and are missing the feel good factor from your normal visits to the theatre, I would heartily recommend Elgan as the person to deliver this to you. This is a wonderful treat for family and friends seeking to do something more imaginative during the Lockdown.
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Mary Morgan
Elgan was warm and friendly, whilst being a consummate professional. He made what could have been a distant experience feel as though he was in the room with us.
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Tracy C
Elgan was really great and it was a fantastic performance. He has a brilliant voice and was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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C Cuss
Elgan has a lovely voice, and he gave a heartfelt performance for our mother's 90th birthday. It was very special to have a personally tailored programme of songs, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. He really put so much expression into his singing.
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Nick
Elgan sang for my mother on her 90th birthday. She was thrilled! His performance was excellent and entertaining in every regard. It was very personal, with good interaction between songs. It was good being able to choose songs that my mother would like particularly. Elgan was very personable, friendly and professional.
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Diana Hobson
Elgan joined us on Zoom for a special family celebration and he greatly enhanced our evening. We enjoyed both his singing and his company. We wish him every success and hope that it won't be too long before he is back on stage in the role of Cavaradossi: lucky Tosca!
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Melanie and Paul
Highly personable, professional and a delight to listen to. We would highly recommend Elgan.
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Ian
Fantastic surprise arranged as different type of present from family. Elgan has a great voice and provided a memorable experience.
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Pete W
Brilliant performance by Elgan for Roy's 95th Birthday in the USA. Fabulous feedback from those watching. Would love to see Elgan singing opera in person once live performances begin again. Thanks Elgan
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Carys
It was a lovely treat to listen to Elgan. He was charming and sang beautifully.
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Kate Senior
Elgan's performance was so uplifting and enjoyable. What a privilege to have such an accomplished singer zoom into the sitting-room and share his talent! A lovely, memorable birthday celebration. Thank you so much.
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Marion
Elgan gave a polished, relaxed and well-executed programme. Enjoyed it very much
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Simon Cordon
Elgan's talent goes without saying but so impressive was how personable he was. I made two bookings. Both were varied but ideally pitched to the audiences. Should you book Elgan? Most definitely.
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Charlotte Phillips
I arranged a half hour session with Elgan as a birthday gift for my dad. Elgan couldn't have been more personable, he sang a beautiful operatic set with a special request of a song from South Pacific that very much moved my dad. Elgan has a beautiful voice and I would highly recommend booking a session with him. I hope to hear him again.
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Sarah Franklin
Elgan was fantastic, putting everyone at their ease and chatting between songs. And the performance itself was wonderful.
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Jean Lowery and Ron
The singer and songs were excellent and real treat to have a tenor in your own home and a lovely gentleman. We throughly enjoyed the performance, very good way to start the new year. Let's hope the theatres come to life again soon
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Stella Acton
Elgan had a lovely voice and a wonderfully engaging manner. He presented the choices of songs in an interesting way often with humour. His singing was superb.
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Barry Glazier
Elgan's excellent tenor voice was very well supplemented by his relaxed and friendly introductions to the arias - a very enjoyable occasion.
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Angela C
Elgan was just brilliant, gorgeous voice and informative introductions to each of the arias. Just loved it!
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Max P
Elgan Thomas has an engaging personality with a sparkling performance of old favourites. We really enjoyed it ; thank you. It was such a good show that we easily forgave the IT streaming weaknesses.
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Matthew and Linda
Elgan gave a hugely enjoyable performance which we really enjoyed. He sang a variety of operatic arias and special requests and had a very positive demeanour. Highly recommended.
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Jane Sheehy
Elgan Thomas was absolutely amazing . He engaged with his audience hugely and we all enjoyed every moment . An evening I'll never forget .
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Mary-Ann Sheehy
Elgan's performance was highly professional, entertaining, charming and beautifully sung. Thank you for giving us half an hour of undiluted pleasure.
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Clare Cook
Absolutely wonderful. Elgan had a great presence, a completely beautiful voice and was funny and highly engaging. We all loved it.
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Michael
Elgan is a wonderful host as well as being a fine tenor . Well worth the experience . Lovely to be able to share the experience with friends when you are in Lockdown .
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June
Elgan was totally wonderful. A delight to hear such a musical talent perform just for us, and very engaging and friendly. He gave a fabulous mini concert with Christmas and Nat King Cole favourites.
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David C-T
Elgan is a good and interesting performer with a beautiful voice.
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Katy
Elgan was just amazing. A present for my Dad for Christmas and he'd taken care and attention over the choices. So friendly and engaging, we were blown away. Thank you and all the best for 2021.
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Kate Richardson
Elgan achieved the perfect blend of high quality professional singer with friendly host to make our mother-in-law's 86th birthday session a real treat. His tenor voice was incredible and so enjoyable to listen to and his performance was exceptional. It was a hit with all the family.
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Victoria Agnew
I have already emailed Elgan to thank him for a really beautiful performance and it was a great pleasure working with him to research and put together many of my mothers favourite arias. His has a wonderful tenor voice and a very inclusive and honed performance technique and I hope that is appreciated by everyone who listens to his work.
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Angie G
My parents in law loved their performance from Elgan. They have missed live music and this was really special for them. Elgan has a beautiful voice and the opera choices he made were perfect.
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Bob Duff
Elgan and Sophie gave a wonderful performance and made Christmas this year that little bit more special.
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Jonathan Williams
Elgan gave us a very special and moving performance this evening. It was really appreciated, especially in these hard times when we can’t go to live concerts. The songs brought back lovely memories of family members who had also been singers. Thank you!
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Rosemary Lamaison
It was a magical experience to have opera presented this way .... in the absence of accessing an opera house. Many thanks
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Ann Schroeder
Ardderchog! Wedi mwynhau mas draw. Nadolig Llawen !
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Eleanor
A superb concert by a wonderful, talented and professional singer. Don’t hesitate to book a performance with Elgan; he even did a request of an old song for my grandad. Thank you, Elgan, for an enchanted evening!
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Deborah Quinn
Fantastic singer but also made us feel his performance was totally for us,completely personal to our family.
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Sian Mears
I would highly recommend Elgan. He put a fantastic collection of songs together that really hit the mark. The singing was phenomenal and he was warm and engaging throughout. A great concept and Elgan exceeded our expectations in every way.
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Emily
Elgan did a beautiful, moving performance; it was the perfect treat for my grandparents and they loved every second (as did we!).
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Kirsten Stansfield
Elgan sang so beautifully for the residents at my mother's care home. It was such a joy and such a lovely selection of songs. We all loved hearing live music again, so thank you Elgan!
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Monica Chalmers
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Erika
The most wonderful early Christmas present for our relative in London Lockdown. Thank you so very much.
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Jane, Andy and Megan Mead
Elgan gave a very warm and powerful performance - amazing voice, so wonderful! We were totally captivated and felt it was a lovely personal and genuine performance for Megan's 19th Birthday! Thank you. We would love to see this kind of online performance continue post Covid in more normal times - there absolutely HAS to be a continued need to reach more and more people in this way. Keep it all going please. It is an inspired initiative.
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Sally Prouse
Elgan’s warm welcome and delightful performance gave a perfect start to Christmas for our choir friends who met virtually this year to celebrate. Thank you for bringing us together in song Elgan!
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Moira & Colin
Elgan was great. His performance was good and he was extremely personable in between the numbers. There were some technical problems (probably at our end) but he took them all in his stride.
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Janine Garel
We had a fabulous performance by Elgan, just perfect for getting us into the Christmas spirit, especially when we can't be together this Christmas (2020), with wonderful performances from Messiah, one of my favourite carols - O Holy Night and finishing with Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas which was even more poignant this year.
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Caroline L
Elgan sings beautifully and put us all at our ease too. My dad really loved the concert. Can't recommend highly enough. Ask him for a carol!
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Ms Jenna Leight
Elgan was wonderful, beautiful voice and great presentation.
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Erika Denham-Linney
Elgan was absolutely great. My mum loved this concert. I thought the extra Have yourself a Merry little Christmas was a lovely touch! Thank you so much.
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Christopher & Mary Chesney, many thanks - great fun

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Heather

Elgan was a pleasure to deal with in the booking process and my parents thoroughly enjoyed their performance. I’ve sent Lockdown Presents details around all of my work colleagues recommending the service

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Laurence

In the darkness of C19 this is a ray of light, a culture shot in the arm and an experience to raise your spirits. Our performer was charming, courageous (he had to deal with my mother) and possesses the particular strength to impart passion through the Zoom platform. I unreservedly recommend this.... you do need to train the other attendees in how to mute their microphones as that will impact the quality of the performance. Yes it is not the same as being at the Royal Opera House - but this is way better than listening to you opera on Sonos. This strikes a chord with the heart.

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Janette Simpson

Elgan was an absolute delight with my elderly father who was celebrating his 90th birthday. He chatted with him and the rest of the family, making this a really personal and friendly experience for us all. It was a privilege to have such a talented, professional, classically trained singer perform popular West End show songs live to us in our homes in England and across the Irish Sea. This was a truly memorable birthday for my dad-especially the special request of Danny Boy!

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Ruth Jones

Elgan is amazingly talented and had a warm personality. We felt privileged to hear him sing for us. Think his performance has been the best thing that has happened during this pandemic.

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Clare

Charming and fun, great presence.

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Jen

Elgan was really superb. We organised this for my Mum's 75th birthday and she was totally blown away by the whole experience. This is just such a fantastic idea and should continue post pandemic. He was not just a fabulous singer but truely engaging throughout the mini concert and made it all really special for my mum. Thank you

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Gareth Langdon

Elgan was brilliant! His singing was stunning and he was so engaging with my Dad and really made the occasion something special. Thanks so much.

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John and Margaret

We had a great family meeting on Zoom and the occasion was enhanced by the wonderful singing of Elgan Thomas. He had prepared an all-Welsh programme which we had requested and it included two songs we would have chosen.

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Janeen G

I loved the performance. Elgan Thomas sang beautifully and so moving. It was lovely to hear such lovely Welsh songs. Thanks so much!

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Kathy J

Really excellent Elgan. Your singing was superb, and that goes without saying, but equally impressive was your engagement/chat with my Mum and all attendees before, during and after the performance. You charmed us all. The word will be spread in Northampton where my parents live and here in West London with all our mates. Hope you get more gigs through Lockdown Presents and that you're back on the real stage as soon as possible.

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