Nerys Jones was born and educated in Mid Wales and studied at both the Royal Scottish Academy and Guildhall schools of music and drama. In 1994, she joined English National Opera where she was a company mezzo-soprano for six seasons, in roles including Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Second Lady (Magic Flute), Melissa (Princess Ida), Bird Blond (Eckbert), Proserpina (Orfeo), Flora (La Traviata), Pitti Sing (Mikado), Mercédès (Carmen), Kitchen Boy (Rusalka), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Flower Maiden and Second Squire (Parsifal), and Sister Mathilde (Dialogues des Carmélites). She has performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Early Music Consort and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, and at St John’s Smith Square, London. Other appearances include Cherubino, Rosina and Dorabella for Grange Park Opera, Dryad in a concert performance of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Barbican Concert Hall, Stewardess Flight with Reisopera in Holland, Vlaamse Opera and the Adelaide Festival, the title role in La Cenerentola for Opera Zuid and Pitti Sing for La Fenice in Venice.
Since moving to Seattle, she has worked with Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Chamber Society, Tacoma Opera, Northwest Philharmonia, Northwest Sinfonietta and Vashon Opera.
In the 2017-18 season, she will be returning to Tacoma Opera singing the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and in May 2015 the role of 2nd Lady in Vashon Opera’s Magic Flute.