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Elen Lloyd Roberts

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Welsh

Opera

Drusilla
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2017
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Strand Chamber Orchestra
2017
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Academy of Music
2017
Gretel​
Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Royal Academy of Music
2017
1st soprano Chorus
Orphee aux Enfers (Offenbach)
Royal Academy Opera
2016
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Academy of Music
2016
L'Enfant
L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Ravel)
Samling Academy Opera
2015
Le Chauve-souris
L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Ravel)
Samling Academy Opera
2015
Belinda
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Durham Opera Ensemble
2014
1st Lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Durham Opera Ensemble
2014
1st Fairy
The Faerie Queen (Purcell)
Durham Opera Ensemble
2013
Valencienne
The Merry Widow (Lehár)
Durham Opera Ensemble
2013
1st Witch
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Miranda Wright Singers
2012
Gretel​
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Durham Opera Ensemble
2011

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano soloist
Little Organ Mass (Haydn)
Bromley Philharmonic Choir
2017
Soprano Soloist
It was a Lover and his Lass (Various, Shakespeare texts)
Samling Academy
2016
1st Soprano Soloist and Chorus.
Sparrow Mass (Mozart)
William Mathias Chamber Choir
2016
Soprano Soloist
Matthaus Passion (J. S. Bach)
Sunderland Minster
2014
Belinda/2nd Woman
Dido and Aeneas (semi-staged) (Purcell)
Sunderland Minster
2014
Soprano Soloist
Johannes Passion (J S Bach)
Durham University Chamber Choir
2014
Soprano Soloist
Matthaus Passion (J S Bach)
The Durham Singers
2013
Mrs Ham
Noye's Fludde (Britten)
The Durham Singers
2012

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Die junge Nonne - Schubert

In uomini, in soldati - Mozart

Hansel and Gretel, DOE, 2011

Hansel and Gretel, Durham Opera Ensemble, 2011

L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera, 2017

L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera, 2017

The Magic Flute, DOE 2014

The Magic Flute, DOE 2014

Welsh National Eisteddfod, 2016

Competitions

Finalist, Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year (2018)

Highly commended, Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and Marjorie Thomas Award, Royal Academy of Music (2018)

1st Prize, Classical Solo category, National Urdd (Youth) Eisteddfod (2017)

Finalist, MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year (2017)

Finalist, under 25 years old Soprano Solo category, Wales National Eisteddfod (2017)

Semi-finalist, LBS Bach Singers' Prize (2017)

Finalist, Towyn Roberts Scholarship, Wales National Eisteddfod (2016)

Finalist, Young Voice Scholarship, Lampeter Eisteddfod (2016)

Finalist, Young Voice Scholarship, Lampeter Eisteddfod (2015)

Elen Lloyd Roberts sang with vivid character in the role of Drusilla, and her subtle, nuanced acting constantly drew my eyes back to her when she was on stage (L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera) Early Music Today (2017)

"Among the aria highlights were Elen Lloyd Roberts' 'Ich will dir mein Herze schenken'" (St Matthew Passion, Bishopwearmouth Choral Society) Sunderland Echo (2014)

"Soprano Elen Lloyd Roberts was beautifully clear and fervent" (St John Passion, Durham University Chamber Choir)" Jane Shuttleworth, Music in Durham (2014)

"The three Ladies brought life and energy with them whenever on stage... The Ladies were impeccably seductive and siren-like" (1st Lady, The Magic Flute, Durham Opera Ensemble) The Bubble (2014)

"Elen Lloyd Roberts gave a pitch-perfect moving performance as Gretel" (Hansel and Gretel, Durham Opera Ensemble) Durham Palatinate (2011)

MA in Vocal Performance
Royal Academy of Music
2016–2018
BA hons in Music
Durham University
2011–2014

Welsh soprano Elen is in her second year of postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, taught by Mary Nelson and Christopher Glynn.

In 2014 she graduated from Durham University with a BA (hons) in Music, and while there, performed extensively with Durham Opera Ensemble, and as a soloist and chorus member with the University Chamber Choir. While at Durham, she was a participant of the prestigious Samling Academy, with whom she performed in concerts and masterclasses throughout the Northeast, as well as their production of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges, where she took on the role of La Chauve-Souris and covered the title role.

Other operatic roles include 1st Lady Die Zauberflöte, Belinda Dido and Aeneas, Valencienne The Merry Widow (Durham Opera Ensemble), Drusilla L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Hampstead Garden Opera), and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (Strand Chamber Orchestra), Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (Royal Academy of Music).

At the Academy, Elen sings with the Chamber Choir, and is a chorus member and soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series. In 2017, she won the classical solo category at the National Urdd Eisteddfod, and was a finalist in the MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year competition. She was also a semi-finalist in the Bach Singers’ Prize at the 2017 London Bach Festival.

Oratorio highlights include Bach’s Johannes Passion and Matthäus Passion, Mozart Sparrow Mass, and Haydn’s Little Organ Mass. She has participated in masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Teresa Cahill, Roderick Williams, and Lucy Crowe. Elen is generously supported by The Helen Rachael Mackaness Trust, The John and Heather Clemence Charitable Trust and The Split Infinitive Trust.

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