Magnificent counter-tenor Iestyn Morris, nominated as ‘Best male in an opera production’ in the 2016 Wales Theatre Awards, is about to release more English song; Roger Quilter’s mystically romantic “By a Fountainside”.
Described as “a gifted ‘all-rounder’” by Digital Journal, the musician and actor is one of the brightest stars shining in the contemporary world of classical music. “By a Fountainside” is taken from his upcoming EP release in which he recorded a collection of 19th and 20th century settings of Jacobean texts.
2016 is marking Iestyn’s 10 year anniversary as a professional opera singer which has led him to start recording some of the songs that were part of his journey throughout the last decade. His latest single release is an introduction to a romantic world of nostalgia, taking on a Jacobean text by Ben Johnson. He explains: “Listening again to live recordings of concerts I’ve performed over the years, I feel that many of these songs deserve a proper studio recording.”
The Single “By a Fountainside” is out on 1st April 2016
The EP “Iestyn Morris” is out on 15th April 2016