Welsh Mezzo Soprano Angharad Lyddon is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. She was a member of the Academy Song Circle and a Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Scholar working with prominent Bach experts including Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Peter Schreier. Angharad was a 2013 Glyndebourne Jerwood young artist and recipient of the Wessex Glyndebourne Association award. She is also a Samling Artist taking part in masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray and Olaf Bär.
Angharad made her professional debut in 2015 at English National Opera as Kate in Mike Leigh’s production of The Pirates of Penzance returning in 2019 as Sotopenre in Phelim McDermott’s award-winning production of Akhnaten. Other roles include: Waltraute in Götterdämmerung & Flosshilde in Das Rheingold at Grimeborn festival; Olga in Eugene Onegin for Buxton International Festival & West Green House Opera; and Irene in Tamerlano & Hippolyta in Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Grange Festival.
Concert highlights include a solo recital at Wigmore Hall with Llŷr Williams, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Requiem Canticles with Vladimir Jurowski & the LPO and performing with Sir Bryn Terfel & BBC Concert Orchesta at the Royal Albert Hall. Following her success at the 2018 Welsh Singer Showcase at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Angharad was chosen to represent Wales in the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and was a Finalist in the Song Prize.
Future engagements include a performance of Elgar’s Sea Pictures at The Wigmore Hall & Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall.