Angharad Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) is from Wrexham, North Wales. She has studied at the Royal Academy of Music for both Bachelors and Masters degrees and has just completed her studies with Royal Academy Opera studying with Janice Chapman and Audrey Hyland.
Winner of Third Prize in the 2015 Das Lied International Song Competition in Berlin, Angharad is a keen song and oratorio singer, performing at cathedrals and concert halls around the country. Highlights include a concert of Bach Cantatas with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kristiansand, Norway, concerts at Wigmore Hall, Jenkins The Armed Man with Brian Kay and The Really Big Chorus in Kraków and Messiah in Grenada.
Angharad is rapidly establishing herself on the opera stage. She was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne in 2013 where she created the role of Panthea in Luke Styles’ opera Wakening Shadow. She has also sung Lucretia Rape of Lucretia, Zita Gianni Schicchi, Polinesso Ariodante, Mme de la Haltière Cendrillon and Filipjevna Eugene Onegin for RAO; Third Lady The Magic Flute for Jackdaws; Carmen Carmen, Orfeo Orfeo ed Euridice, Older Woman Flight for Academy Vocal Faculty Scenes; and Lady Mary in Sir Nigel of Tilford for Laurence Cummings and the Tilford Bach Society. Most recently Angharad made her debut at ENO in the role of Kate in Mike Leigh’s production of Pirates of Penzance, sang Woodpecker The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne, covered Polinesso and the Alto in Trauernacht for Festival d’Aix en Provence and sang Olga Eugene Onegin for Opra Cymru.
Angharad is grateful for the support of the Josephine Baker Trust and the Sickle Foundation.