Glyndebourne New Generation Artist (2021)
Chartered Surveyors Award for singing - Audience Prize - Guildhall School (2017)
Fellowship of the The Guilhall School (2017)
Silk Street Award for Opera - Guildhall School (2016)
British born mezzo Elizabeth Lynch is a former Glyndebourne New Generation Associate Artist, young artist at the National Opera Studio, London, and graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Last season made a return to The English National Opera, where she covered the role of Lucienne in Korngold’s The Dead City (Die tote Stadt), directed by ENO artistic director, Annilese Miskimmon, a return to the BBC Proms, and a company and role debut with Waterperry Opera Festival as Mercedes in their new production of Carmen.
Most recent operatic engagements have included work on a new, main stage commission by Mark-Anthony Turnage for The Royal Opera House, and a private engagement of a new work by Mark - Anthony Turnage and Rachael Hewer that subsequently led to a commission from Glyndebourne. Elizabeth made two operatic films last year; firstly as Phaedra in a film version of Britten’s masterpiece of the same name, directed by Keith Warner and co-staring Sir John Tomlinson and Nicholas Armfield, and secondly as Un Pâtre in Vopera’s virtual production of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with the London Symphony Orchestra. Both films were nominated for awards and the latter, winning both a Sky Arts and RPS foundation award.
Other highlights include the role of Ankhesenpaaten in Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award winning production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten for The English National Opera. For Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Dorothée (understudy) in Fiona Shaw’s Cendrillon , the role of “opera diva” in the brand new, La Traviata: Behind the Curtain, and second Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro. For Garsington Opera, where Elizabeth was an Alvarez Young Artist, performances include Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Cretan woman Idomeneo, and Anna (understudy) in the world premiere of Panufnik’s Silver Birch. Elizabeth was also lucky enough to create the much expanded role of Nireno Giulio Cesare whilst making her debut with Bury Court Opera. She also made an acting debut as Cordelia (understudy) and ensemble in Keith Warner’s King Lear at The Grange Festival.
A keen advocate for new music, Elizabeth most recently helped create the title role in a new work by Helen Caddick, Sophie about the life and work of Sophie Taeber-Arp. This was in association with Mahogany Opera and Tête-à-tête.
Previous operatic highlights include performing the title role in Henze’s Phaedra, Edmondo Francesca di Foix and Pinocchio (understudy) The Adventures of Pinocchio, all at the Guildhall Opera School. Hansel and Sandman Hansel and Gretel with Clonter Opera and Mezzo Actor A Night at the Chinese Opera with British Youth Opera. Whilst studying at the Guildhall School, Elizabeth also performed scenes including, Dorabella Cosi fan tutte, Sesto La Clemenza di Tito, Title role L'enfant et les sortilèges, Ninetta The Little Green Swallow, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, Diana La Calisto and Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Elizabeth is a regular concert and recital artist, and made her Barbican Hall solo debut performing Elgar’s Music Makers with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. Other concert highlights include a recital at the Wigmore Hall as a Purcell Recital Prize winner, a series of concerts at Voix 360 La Bastide, Vals-les-Bains with Ian Tindale and Nicky Spence, and whilst at The Guildhall School Elizabeth collaborated with Graham Johnson in performing Frauenliebe und Leben.
Elizabeth was part of the recent recording debut for the recital series Song in the City with the Album Voices of London; Songs of the Big Smoke. Elizabeth was the alto soloist in Pärt’s Stabat Mater for BBC Radio 3, the voice of the Young Vixen in the BBC animation of The Cunning Little Vixen and made an appearance on the Satirical channel four comedy, The Rory Bremner Show.
At The Guildhall School Elizabeth was awarded the Silk Street Award for Opera, Chartered Surveyors audience award for singing and a fellowship of the School. She is also a former winner of the Courtney Kenny Award at the AESS, a Concordia Artist and an Alverez Young Artist at Garsington Opera. Elizabeth is a former student of the Purcell School of Music, where she studied as a percussionist.
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