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Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans (1922-1992), Opera singer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Welsh baritone Evans made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1948, and became the company's principal baritone until his retirement in 1984. At twenty-two, he was Britten's first choice for the title role in Billy Budd, but finding some of the part too high for his voice, he sang instead the role of Mr Flint, the sailing master. Britten also created the role of Lord Mountjoy in Gloriana (1953) for Evans. Peter Grimes and Billy Budd were two of his first choices when invited to direct his own operatic productions in the USA. Evans sang many roles throughout the world, but he was particularly associated with the characters of Falstaff and Figaro.

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P1166

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 11 May 1977
NPG P1166

P150(15)

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(15)

5742

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans

by Ivor Roberts-Jones
bronze bust, circa 1984
NPG 5742

x139669

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans; Benjamin Britten

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1953
NPG x139669

x165902

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 June 1969
NPG x165902

x165903

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 June 1969
NPG x165903

x25273

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans

by Dominic Old
bromide print, February 1986
NPG x25273