Voted one of the most annoying television adverts of the year, it’s difficult to forget GoCompare’s “opera singer” advert and character creation “Gio Compario”. But the Welsh born opera singer – Wynne Evans – and acclaimed opera performer in his own right before the GoCompare advert, has gone into hiding.
Evans, now known by the masses for donning a tux and a long curly moustache rather than his credible operatic performance, has been refusing interviews and publicity calls for fear of a public backlash.
[The Daily Star writes] One pal said: â€œHeâ€™s always proud of the work he does but heâ€™s keeping quiet about this one. The ads are on all the time but not everyone is a big fan! Heâ€™s keeping a low profile.â€ A spokeswoman for Gocompare.com said Wynne â€œisnâ€™t interested in doing interviews at this timeâ€.
…can you blame him?! For those who are fans of Wynne Evans’ work, you’ll spot him in this “Fans of Jerusalum” video compiled for The Ashes: