Welsh Singer Recital
Angharad Lyddon - Mezzo-Soprano
Tuesday 9 April, 1.00pmBook now
Repertoire - pieces by:
Brahms, Elgar, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Offenbach, and Saints-Saens.
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 Hansel in Iford Arts’ 2018 Education Project, entitled ‘Gingerbread’, based on Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel, 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 EugeneOnegin for Opra Cymru. She created the role of Panthea in Luke Styles’ opera WakeningShadow whilst a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne in 2013.She has covered roles including Polinessoin 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.
Among her recent highlights are a performance of Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and singing the role of Daughter of Akhnaten in ENO’s revival of Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award-winning production, Akhnaten, in Spring 2019.
Angharad will represent Wales in the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition following her success at the 2018 Welsh Singer Showcase at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Gareth Jones.
|Standard Price||£6 in advance | £7 on the day|
|Friends of St David's Hall | Under 16s | Students | Over 60s | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion||£5 in advance | £6 on the day|
Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted.
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