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Angharad Lyddon

Mezzo-Soprano

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Artist Manager: Rhian Williams rhian.williams@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Assistant: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk


Welsh mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon is an exciting performer with a beautifully rich vocal quality. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was supported by the Sickle Foundation.

Equally at home on the opera and concert stage, she has performed throughout the UK and is a Samling Artist.

Mezzo-Soprano Angharad Lyddon is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, having studied with Janice Chapman, Audrey Hyland and Glenville Hargreaves on the college’s Advanced Diploma in Opera, B. Mus and M. A. degree courses. She continues to study with Janice Chapman.

While at the college, her roles for Royal Academy Opera have included Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Filipyevna in Eugene Onegin, Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon and Polinesso in Ariodante. In opera scenes, she has performed the Title Role in Carmen, 1st Maid in Elektra, Nancy in Albert Herring, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Older Woman in Flight and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro.

Angharad made her professional début for English National Opera in 2015 as Kate in Pirates of Penzance and performed the role again in their 2017 revival. She has also understudied Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale and Schoolboy, Dresser and Waiter in Lulu for the company.

Other operatic roles include Suzuki in Madam Butterfly for Salon Opera, Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park for The Grange Festival, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro for Clonter Opera and Olga in Eugene Onegin for Opra Cymru. She created the role of Panthea in Luke Styles’ opera Wakening Shadow whilst a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne in 2013. She has covered roles including Polinesso in Ariodante and Alto in Trauernacht, a staging of Bach Cantatas, for Festival d'Aix en Provence.

Angharad is a Samling Artist and among her concert highlights are performances at Wigmore Hall, Stravinsky's ‘The Faun and the Shepherdess’ at Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Bach Cantatas with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kristiansand, Norway.

Her awards include Semi Finalist at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, 2nd prize at the International Voice of the Future, Llangollen International Eisteddfod, 3rd prize at Das Lied International Song Competition 2015 and Finalist and Maureen Leharne Competition, Wigmore Hall.

Angharad’s future engagements will see her perform the role of Hansel in Iford Arts’ 2018 Education Project, entitled ‘Gingerbread’, based on Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel, compete in the 2018 Welsh Singer Showcase with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Gareth Jones at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and perform Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.


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23/06/2018

Thaïs (concert performance)
Chelsea Opera Group
Roles: Myrtale and Albine
Conductor: Stephen Higgins
Cadogan Hall, London, England. 19:00
Tickets

30/06/2018

Welsh Singers Showcase 2018
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Gareth Jones
St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales. 19:30
Tickets

21/07/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

24/07/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

26/07/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

28/07/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

31/07/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

02/08/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

04/08/2018

Madame Butterfly
Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Iford Arts, Bradford-on-Avon, England. 19:30
Tickets

20/10/2018

The Magic of Mozart
Harrogate Choral Society | Manchester Camerata
Conductor: Brian Kay
Royal Hall, Harrogate, England. 19:30
Tickets

10/11/2018

The eternal flame - Marking 100 years since WW1 ended
London Philharmonic Orchestra | London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Royal Festival Hall, London, England. 19:30
Tickets

Bach Mass in B minor BWV 232
Bach St John Passion BWV 245
Bach St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Bach Weinachts Oratorio BWV 248 (German & English)
Bach Cantatas 6,10,39,60,98,106,175,177
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Beethoven Mass in C Major Op. 86
Berkeley Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila
Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ
Duruflé Requiem Op. 9
Elgar Sea Pictures
Handel Messiah HWV 56
Handel Dixit Dominus HWV 232
Handel Israel in Egypt HWV 54
Handel Judas Maccabaeus
Haydn Coronation Anthems
Haydn Missa in Tempori Belli
Haydn Nelson Mass
Haydn Harmonia Mass
Janáček Diary of One Who Disappeared
Jenkins The Armed Man
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Mendelssohn Elijah Op. 70
Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626
Mozart Sparrow Mass in C Major K. 220
Mozart Solemn Vespers
Rossini Petit Messe Solenelle
Schubert Mass No. 2 in G Major D. 167
Vivaldi Gloria RV 589
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder WWV 91
Bach
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Bach
St John Passion BWV 245
Bach
St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Bach
Weinachts Oratorio BWV 248 (German & English)
Bach
Cantatas 6,10,39,60,98,106,175,177
Beethoven
Symphony No. 9
Beethoven
Mass in C Major Op. 86
Berkeley
Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila
Berlioz
L'Enfance du Christ
Duruflé
Requiem Op. 9
Elgar
Sea Pictures
Handel
Messiah HWV 56
Handel
Dixit Dominus HWV 232
Handel
Israel in Egypt HWV 54
Handel
Judas Maccabaeus
Haydn
Coronation Anthems
Haydn
Missa in Tempori Belli
Haydn
Nelson Mass
Haydn
Harmonia Mass
Janáček
Diary of One Who Disappeared
Jenkins
The Armed Man
Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
Mendelssohn
Elijah Op. 70
Mozart
Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626
Mozart
Sparrow Mass in C Major K. 220
Mozart
Solemn Vespers
Rossini
Petit Messe Solenelle
Schubert
Mass No. 2 in G Major D. 167
Vivaldi
Gloria RV 589
Wagner
Wesendonck Lieder WWV 91
Bach TrauernachtPolinesso; Alto (cover)
Berg LuluSchool Boy / Dresser/ Waiter (cover)
Bizet CarmenTitle Role (extracts)
Britten The Rape of LucretiaTitle Role
Britten A Midsummer Night’s DreamHermia
Britten Albert Herring Nancy (extracts)
Dove Mansfield ParkJulia Bertram
Gilbert & Sullivan The Pirates of PenzanceKate
Handel AriodantePolinesso
Janáček The Cunning Little VixenWoodpecker
Massenet CendrillonMadame de la Haltière
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Dritte Dame (German, English)
Mozart The Marriage of FigaroCherubino; 2nd Bridesmaid
Mozart Così fan tutteDorabella (extracts)
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Zita
Puccini Suor Angelica la Badessa
Purcell Dido & Aeneas Sorceress; Dido (extracts)
Strauss Ariadne auf NaxosDryade
Stravinsky The Rake’s ProgressBaba the Turk
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Olga; Filipyevna
Bach
Trauernacht
Polinesso; Alto (cover)
Berg
Lulu
School Boy / Dresser/ Waiter (cover)
Bizet
Carmen
Title Role (extracts)
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Title Role
Britten
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hermia
Britten
Albert Herring
Nancy (extracts)
Dove
Mansfield Park
Julia Bertram
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance
Kate
Handel
Ariodante
Polinesso
Janáček
The Cunning Little Vixen
Woodpecker
Massenet
Cendrillon
Madame de la Haltière
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Dritte Dame (German, English)
Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro
Cherubino; 2nd Bridesmaid
Mozart
Così fan tutte
Dorabella (extracts)
Puccini
Gianni Schicchi
Zita
Puccini
Suor Angelica
la Badessa
Purcell
Dido & Aeneas
Sorceress; Dido (extracts)
Strauss
Ariadne auf Naxos
Dryade
Stravinsky
The Rake’s Progress
Baba the Turk
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Olga; Filipyevna

Opera

Mansfield Park

Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park with The Grange Festival, September 2017
Opera
Angharad Lyddon's svelte mezzo added fibre to silly Julia Bertram.
Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park with The Grange Festival, September 2017
Bachtrack
Angharad Lyddon sang with conviction

The Pirates of Penzance

Kate in The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, February 2017
WhatsOnStage
Angharad Lyddon shone as Kate

Gianni Schicchi

Zita in Gianni Schicchi at the Royal Academy of Music, London, November 2014
Bachtrack
Angharad Lyddon’s acting of Zita showed that she can do comedy well

Eugene Onegin

Olga in Eugene Onegin with Opra Cymru, September 2014
The Guardian
Angharad Lyddon’s Olga showed an impressively velvet mezzo

Concerts / Recitals

Stravinsky’s Faun and Shepherdess with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall, London, February 2018
Bachtrack
Much of the success of this performance lay in the choice of Angharad Lyddon as soloist, singing from memory and projecting with warmth and flexibility the erotic character and dramatic twists of a musical morality tale.
Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Three Spires Singers, conducted by Christopher Gray at Truro Cathedral, November 2017
Seen and Heard International
Mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon brought a real richness to the female mix, even at the bottom of the range, where projection was never once compromised.

This Artist Biography was last updated on 15 March 2018. It is our policy to update biographies every six months. If this information is to be used after 15 September 2018 please contact us and we shall be delighted to supply you with the latest version by return.