London Evening Standard
“The resonant, well rounded, charismatic Mark Llewelyn Evans”

The Observer
“Mark Llewelyn Evans coloured the role with a warm baritone voice and a humour to match. An international career opens before him.”

San Francisco Post
“Llewelyn Evans makes one sit up & notice – powerful, solid & scary-good.”

New York Times
“A natural comedian bursting with presence with a powerful solid voice… a complete star”

Nick Patrick, Grammy Award-Winning Grammy Producer
“Rich, sensual vocal tones that you hear very rarely. He has that rare gift that makes him a star.”

FOX Television
“I could listen to his voice all day.”

The Duke of Edinburgh’s – World Fellowship awards
“On behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International World Fellowship, our sincere thanks for being our brilliant compere at the World Fellowship Coronation Ball at the Royal Court of Justice. The dedication and time you committed to the preparation and most of all your engaging personality ensured guests were kept entertained throughout the evening,”

 

WINNER – AMATI GUILDHALL CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR AWARD 2019
‘The pace and the characterisation are top-class. It’s a page-turner

as well as being full of interesting facts.’

TERRY DEARY, AUTHOR OF HORRIBLE HISTORIES

‘A visual feast. The story of opera told in such a fun and engaging way.’

SIR BRYN TERFEL CBE, INTERNATIONAL OPERA SINGER

‘Colourful, informative and riotously unstuffy. The message is that Any Body Can

enjoy opera. Hear hear – as Maestro Monte might quip.’
5 STARS, BBC CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE

‘An adventurous and witty yarn packed with facts about composers, voice types and

musical instruments, making it an accessible introduction to opera.’

WESTERN MAIL

‘If the whole experience doesn’t leave youngsters eager to experience baroque music,
especially opera, then nothing will. Bring on the next musical adventure.’

READ READING HUB

‘A richly informative and hilarious romp through 500 years of Baroque. It will help
cultivate an appreciation for this uplifting and emotionally rich art form.’

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

‘This thrilling history of baroque music is aptly wrapped in a story that will delight
and educate in equal measure. We can’t wait to read the rest of the series!’

FAMILY BOOKWORMS

Mark Llewelyn Evans Karl Davies

‘This is a gloriously funny book about a deeply serious subject and the pictures are
a joy. I wish I’d been given such an ABC when I was struggling as a young person to

say why I was so excited by barmy opera.’
CHRISTOPHER COOK, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

‘A fun way for all children to engage in the fabulous (and sometimes silly)

world of opera.’ NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA

‘ABC of Opera has a compelling way of presenting an extraordinary art form that is
often seen as impenetrable. Their strength is engendering a love of music in children
through participation and imaginative storytelling.’ SEAN GREGORY, BARBICAN

CENTRE AND GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA

‘Music, and particularly opera, is all about telling stories and engaging people, of
every age and social background. This book stretches a beautiful, thoughtful and
deliciously irreverent hand out to children to bridge the gap between the opera house

and their own experience.’ DR KATE KENNEDY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
‘ABC of Opera is an inspiring concept which could totally change the way young
people and families engage with this amazing artform. There’s a chance here to open
opera up to a whole new generation. WNO is proud to have been able to support its

development.’ LEONORA THOMSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR,

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

‘Opera is for everyone, especially kids. We love having boisterous and
excited children in our audience at the London Coliseum, and know t
hat the ABC of Opera will encourage even more to give opera a go.’

STUART MURPHY, CEO, ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA

‘The approach taken by ABC of Opera achieves the most extraordinary engagement
from pupils, teachers and schools, which is testament to the brilliance and magical

way of presenting opera as something for everyone.’

MICHELLE WRIGHT, CEO, CAUSE 4

‘The book is delightful, celebrating both the passion of opera and the openness of
children. It brings opera into the entertainment mainstream for the most important age
group of all. Opera is given the ‘Horrible Histories’ treatment and comes off very well.’

MARK WIGGLESWORTH, CONDUCTOR

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