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Amy Lyddon

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French, Spanish

Opera

Dorabella
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Devon Opera at Dartington Hall
2017
Pastuchyna
Jenůfa (Janáček)
Grange Park Opera
2017
Gertrud
Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Royal College of Music International Opera School
2016
Dorabella
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Royal College of Music
2016
Octavian
Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss, R)
Royal College of Music
2016
Nicklausse/The Muse
The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
English Touring Opera
2015
Mrs Herring
Albert Herring (Britten)
Royal College of Music International Opera School
2015
Isolier
Le Comte Ory (Rossini)
Royal College of Music
2015
Chorus
Peter Grimes & The Queen of Spades (Britten & Tchaikowsky)
Grange Park Opera
2014
Idamante
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Royal College of Music
2014
Hermia
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
in Aldeburgh for Matthew Rose
2013
Vocal Quartet
Alice in Wonderland (ballet) (Joby Talbot)
Royal Opera House
2013
Angelo custode
Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo (Emilio di Cavalieri)
Cambridge c. Philip Thorby
2012
Bathsheba
Far from the Madding Crowd (Barnaby Martin)
Blue Boar Opera
2012
Nancy
Albert Herring (Britten)
Shadwell Opera at Opera Holland Park
2011
Cherubino
Le nozze di Figaro (in English) (Mozart)
Cambridge University Opera Society
2011

Art Song

Recital
Various (Schumann, Liszt, Strauss, Reger)
Incorporated Association of Organists
2016
Recital
Liebeslieder-Walzer (Brahms)
RCM in collaboration with the Wigmore Hall
2016
Masters Final Recital
Various (Strauss, Debussy, Bridge, Dove)
Concert Hall, Royal College of Music
2016
Recital
Various (Brahms, Bridge, Chausson, Fauré)
St John's Church, Sevenoaks
2016
Recital with Chamber Orchestra
Ariel (André Tchaikowsky)
Royal College of Music
2015
Recital
Four small songs for voice & string quartet (Rupert Erlebach)
Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music
2015
Recital
Various (Gurney)
The Museum, Royal College of Music
2015
Recital
Various (Schumann, Brahms, Wolf)
Ryedale Festival. Piano: Christopher Glynn
2015
Recital
Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (Ravel)
RCM Chamber Orchestra
2015
Recital
Various (Schubert, Brahms, Debussy)
Shadwell Opera. Piano: Matthew Fletcher
2014
Oxford Lieder Festival Mastercourse
Various (various)
with Wolfgang Holzmair & Roger Vignoles
2012

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Brandenburg Festival - St Martin-in-the-Fields
2017
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Mass in C Minor (Mozart)
Brandenburg Festival - St Martin-in-the-Fields
2017
Alto soloist
B Minor Mass (Bach)
Bristol Bach Choir at St George's Bristol
2017
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Premiere of three new works (Baltas, Gimenes)
Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival
2017
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Christ's Hospital School
2017
Alto soloist
Nelson Mass & Missa Brevis in D (Haydn & Mozart)
Hillingdon Choral Society
2017
Alto soloist
Cantata BWV 66 (Bach)
St John's School at St John's Smith Square
2017
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
London Mozart Players c. Jonathan Willcocks
2016
Alto (ripieno)
Ode for St Cecilia's Day (Purcell)
The Dunedin Consort c. John Butt - Wigmore Hall
2016
Alto soloist
Cantatas BWV 9 & 132 (Bach)
c. A Butterfield for London Bach & City Music Soc
2016
Alto soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Chichester Cathedral c. Jonathan Willcocks
2016
Alto soloist
Vesperae Solemnes de Dominica (Mozart)
Brandenburg Festival - St Martin-in-the-Fields
2016
Alto soloist
St Matthew Passion (Bach)
Academy of Ancient Music c. Edward Higginbottom
2015
Alto soloist
St Matthew Passion (Bach)
Florilegium c. Jonathan Willcocks
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Brandenburg Festival - St Martin-in-the-Fields
2015
Alto soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Aldeburgh Music Club c. Edmond Fivet
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Great Mass in C Minor (Mozart)
Croydon Bach Choir
2015
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Oxford Philharmonic at The Sheldonian Theatre
2014
Alto soloist
Magnificat (Bach)
Oxford Baroque at St John's Smith Square
2014
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
London Mozart Players c. Dominic Peckham
2014
Alto soloist
Cantata BWV 205 (Bach)
Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra
2014
Alto soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
Holy Trinity, Guildford c. Patrick Allies
2013
Alto Soloist & Ensemble
St John Passion (Bach)
St John's, Hampstead c. James Sherlock
2013
Mezzo-soprano soloist
In the Beginning (Copland)
A Handful of Singers c. Christopher Finch
2016
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Royal Hospital School, Holbrook
2016
Alto soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Streatham Choral Society c. Christopher Hann
2016
Alto soloist
St Matthew Passion (Bach)
UK-Japan Choir & Free Church Choir
2016
Alto soloist
St John Passion (Bach)
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society c. P. Allies
2016
Alto soloist
Magnificat settings (Telemann, CPE Bach, Kuhnau, Zelenka)
Collegium Laureatum
2015
Alto soloist
Magnificat (Bach)
UK-Japan Choir
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Stabat Mater (Dvorak)
Battle Choral Society
2015
Soprano soloist
Messa di Gloria (Puccini)
RCM Symphony Orchestra c. Michael Rosewell
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Stabat Mater (Dvorak)
The Wooburn Singers c. Tom Hammond-Davies
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Brandenburg Festival - St Martin-in-the-Fields
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
The Fourth Choir c. Dominic Peckham
2015
Alto soloist
Mass in A Flat Major (Schubert)
Fernhurst Choral Society
2015
Alto soloist
Magnificat (Schubert)
Leith Hill Music Festival
2015
Alto soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Saëns)
Burgess Hill Choral Society
2014

Discography

Alto soloist & Ensemble
Vespro della Beata Vergine (Monteverdi)
Dunedin Consort
2017
Gramophone-Award winning CD -ensemble two per part
Requiem (Mozart)
Dunedin Consort c. John Butt
2014
Gramophone Award-winning CD - alto soloist
Requiem (Howells)
Trinity College Choir c. Stephen Layton
2012

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Masters in Vocal Performance with Distinction
Royal College of Music, London
2014–2016
Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance with Distinction
Royal College of Music, London
2013–2014
BA(Hons) Linguistics with French & Spanish with first-class honours
Trinity College, Cambridge
2009–2012

A 'warmly expressive' (The Guardian) and 'exquisite' singer (BBC Radio 3), Amy Lyddon studied at the Royal College of Music with Rosa Mannion. A former chorister at Bath Abbey, Amy read Linguistics with French and Spanish at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she was a Choral Scholar, and graduated with first-class honours.

Previous concert engagements have included Bach's St Matthew Passion for the Academy of Ancient Music and also for Florilegium, Handel's Messiah for the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vivaldi's Gloria with the London Mozart Players, and Bach's Magnificat for Oxford Baroque at St John's Smith Square. Future projects include Bach's B Minor Mass for the Bristol Bach Choir, Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor in Reading University Great Hall, and Mozart's Requiem for Jonathan Willcocks and the London Mozart Players. Amy is alto soloist on the Gramophone Award-winning recording of Howells' Requiem by Trinity College Choir and features in the Gramophone Award-winning two per part recording of Mozart's Requiem with The Dunedin Consort.

Operatic roles to date include Nancy/Albert Herring at Opera Holland Park and on UK tour for Shadwell Opera, Nicklausse (cover)/The Tales of Hoffmann for English Touring Opera, Gertrud/Hänsel und Gretel and Mrs Herring/Albert Herring for the Royal College of Music International Opera School, Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream, Angelo Custode/Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo, Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro for CUOS, and Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier, Dorabella/Così fan tutte, Isolier/Le Comte Ory and Idamante/Idomeneo for RCM Opera Scenes. In summer 2017, Amy will sing the role of Pastuchyna/Jenufa for Grange Park Opera.

Recent song engagements have included a performance of Brahms' Liebeslieder-Walzer at the RCM in collaboration with the Wigmore Hall and Ravel's Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé with chamber orchestra. In recital, she has performed on the Oxford Lieder Festival Master Course, for the Ryedale Festival, the Incorporated Association of Organists and Bath Abbey Recital Series. Amy is very grateful for previous support from the H R Taylor Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, and The Josephine Baker Trust.

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