Bass Rhys Lloyd Talbot hails from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He received his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Iowa where he studied voice with Dr. John Hines, and his master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he studied with Vinson Cole. Rhys’s recent roles include Grandpa Moss in Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land with Des Moines Metro Opera, Colline at the Glimmerglass Festival, Masetto in Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Don Giovanni, and Garibaldo in University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Rodelinda.

A former Apprentice Artist with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Rhys is an alumni of young artist programs across the country including the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, The Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy, the studio program at Wolf Trap Opera, and the Central City Opera Studio. Placing in the top three of the Sun Valley International Opera Competition, Shreveport Opera Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition, and the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, Rhys has also competed as a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Sara Tucker Study Grants as well as the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition.