Elen Lloyd Roberts
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Barbara! Io ben lo so, Alcina
Deh vieni non tardar, Le nozze di Figaro
O war ich schon, Fidelio
Finalist, Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year (2018)
Finalist, W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship, National Eisteddfod of Wales (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, National Eisteddfod of Wales (2017)
Semi-finalist, Bach Singers' Prize, London Bach Society (2017)
Finalist, W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship, National Eisteddfod of Wales (2016)
Finalist, Young Voice Scholarship, Lampeter Eisteddfod (2016)
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)
"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)
Welsh soprano Elen Lloyd Roberts recently graduated with an MA Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where she was taught by Mary Nelson and Christopher Glynn.
At the Academy, Elen was a soloist and chorus member for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and was selected to sing in the Chamber Choir. In 2018 she made her Wigmore Hall debut as part of the Open Academy Music for the Moment series.
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. Most notably, she took part in their production of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges, where she performed the role of La Chauve-Souris and covered the title role.
Other operatic roles include Despina, Così fan tutte (Instant Opera), Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro (Strand Chamber Orchestra), Drusilla, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Hampstead Garden Opera), 1st Lady, Die Zauberflöte; Belinda, Dido and Aeneas; Valencienne, The Merry Widow (Durham Opera Ensemble), and Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel (Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes).
Upcoming operatic engagments for 2019 include a debut with Welsh language opera company Opra Cymru as Marzelline in Fidelio, and Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro with Berlin Opera Academy.
As an experienced choral singer with a passion for singing early music, Elen sings with several London choirs and ensembles, including Chamber Choir of London and Eboracum Baroque.
Elen returns regularly to Wales to compete in Eisteddfodau. Recent successes include 1st prize in the classical solo category at the 2017 National Urdd Eisteddfod, and reaching the final of the W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship at the 2018 National Eisteddfod. Other recent competition successes include reaching the finals of the Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year and the MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year competitions. She was also a semi-finalist in the Bach Singers’ Prize at the 2017 London Bach Festival.
Oratorio highlights include Handel's Messiah, Bach’s Johannes Passion and Matthäus Passion, Mozart's 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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