Wynne Evans is instantly recognisable to millions for the TV advertising campaigns which have made him a household name as the spoof opera star Gio Compario. He is also one of the UK’s most exciting tenors with over 25 years’ experience trained opera singer. Furthermore, Wynne is also a highly entertaining after dinner speaker, outstanding host and auctioneer and a talented Master of Ceremonies. His most popular speech is called “Beyond Compere”.
About Wynne Evans
Wynne Evans has a regular presenter on BBC Radio Wales and has also presented on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, alongside starring in his very own TV series on BBC One Wales, ‘Wynne At the Deep End’. His clients include BBC, NHS, S4C, Warner Leisure, Go Compare, Pallet Track, Souter Investments, Grange Park Opera, Tottenham Hotspurs, British Transplant Games.
Wynne Evans was born in South West Wales. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London.
Throughout this career, Wynne has worked at The Royal Opera House, Paris Opera De Lyon and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He sang the role of PIANGI in the 25-year anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera, which was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall to cinemas worldwide and has been released on DVD.
HIS operatic appearances have taken him to major opera houses in the UK and abroad. He regularly performs at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where most recent and future engagements include VAKULA The Tsarina’s Slippers, MAYOR Anna Nicole and SCARAMUCCIO Ariadne auf Naxos.
As a principal tenor with Welsh National Opera, his many roles included DUCA Rigoletto, RODOLFO La Bohème, ALFREDO La Traviata, and TAMINO The Magic Flute. He has appeared throughout the UK, with companies such as Opera North, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and Grange Park Opera, and has recorded several operas including Salome, Ariadne Auf Naxos and Les Martyrs.
As a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, Wynne was delighted to perform at the teams’ final game at White Hart Lane and reprised the song at the opening of the new stadium to 62,000 fans in 2019.
He was honoured by the National Eisteddfod with the title of Gorsedd of the Bards, where he presented the BBC2 TV programme, and most recently performed for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at their Welsh home.
He is also a Trustee of Grange Park Opera, and Patron of Ty Cymorth and Tenovus Cancer Care.
Wynne’s debut album ‘A Song in My Heart’ went to the Number 1 in the classical charts.
"Wynne Evans brings a huge amount of life and energy to our events. We’ve worked with him for over seven years across our awards programmes and look forward to continuing to do so."
"Wynne Evans was an absolute joy in the famous Maesteg Male Choir Annual Concert. He captivated the capacity audience with an exceptional performance, not only his wonderful singing voice, but anecdotes personal to him demonstrating both his wit and charm."
"Singing a programme designed to show off the many aspects of his voice, Wynne sang in a variety of genres encompassing Opera, Folk Songs, Musical Theatre and of course some Ivor Novello. He was also more than accommodating in joining with the choir in the Finale, to bring the house down. "
D.Huw Morgan, Côr Meibion Maesteg a’r Cylch
"A professional host/master of ceremonies and a talented performer, I’d not hesitate to recommend event organisers work with Wynne Evans."
Francesca James, Great British Entrepreneur Awards
"Wynne was determined to help us raise as much money as possible, not only was he a great host, keeping all 430 of our guests engaged, but he was also a fantastic auctioneer, getting the most out of people during the auction. He helped make the event run smoothly and ensured everyone had a great night. I would highly recommend Wynne as a host."
Rachael Davies, Maggie’s Cardiff
"We had the pleasure of welcoming Wynne as our after-dinner speaker at our awards dinner of our annual conference. Like many I only knew of Wynne as Mr GoCompare and I was absolutely blown away with his performance from start to end. Wynne certainly knows how to entertain his audience and had the whole room filled with laughter from the offset. Not only is he a talented speaker, he is also a talented opera singer. He ended the evening with his version of “The Impossible Dream” and he certainly didn’t disappoint. It was an honour to meet such a down to earth, funny and talented man. "
David Heard & Lisa Hooley, Shared Services Forum UK