Elen Lloyd Roberts
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Die junge Nonne - Schubert
In uomini, in soldati - Mozart
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)
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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