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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 Perdita in The Winter’s Tale and Schoolboy, Dresser and Waiter in Lulu for ENO.

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

Angharad is a Samling Artist and her concert highlights include Bach Cantatas with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kristiansand, Norway and concerts at Wigmore Hall.

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.

Future engagements see Angharad understudy Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for ENO in Spring 2018 and perform Stravinsky’s Faun and Shepherdess with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.


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DateDetails
16/12/2017

Nelson Mass
Islington Choral Society | Orchestra of the London Choral Sinfonia
Conductor: Michael Waldron
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London, England. 19:30

01/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Role: Hermia (cover)
Conductor: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, London, England. 19:30

04/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Role: Hermia (cover)
Conductor: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, London, England. 15:00

08/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Role: Hermia (cover)
Conductor: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, London, England. 19:30

10/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Role: Hermia (cover)
Conductor: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, London, England. 19:30

14/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Role: Hermia (cover)
Conductor: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, London, England. 19:30

15/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Role: Hermia (cover)
Conductor: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, London, England. 19:30

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

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.

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