Mezzo-Soprano

Rachael Lloyd

British Mezzo-soprano Rachael Lloyd continues to enjoy success in the UK and is also establishing herself as an artist in mainland Europe. Recent highlights include Mrs. Anderssen in Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Paris' Chatelet Theatre, alongside Leslie Caron; Maddalena RIGOLETTO with Iford Arts, Amastre SERSE for English Touring Opera and a concert of Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé by Ravel with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009, Rachael sang Cornelia in GIULIO CESARE at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the role of Meg Page in Glyndebourne Touring Opera's production of Verdi FALSTAFF. Highlights this season include her English National Opera debut as Pitti-sing in Jonathan Miller's legendary staging of THE MIKADO and her debut in the title role of CARMEN at the Royal Albert Hall with Raymond Gubbay.

British Mezzo-soprano Rachael Lloyd continues to enjoy success in the UK and is also establishing herself as an artist in mainland Europe. Recent highlights include Mrs. Anderssen in Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Paris' Chatelet Theatre, alongside Leslie Caron; Maddalena RIGOLETTO with Iford Arts, Amastre SERSE for English Touring Opera and a concert of Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé by Ravel with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009, Rachael sang Cornelia in GIULIO CESARE at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the role of Meg Page in Glyndebourne Touring Opera's production of Verdi FALSTAFF. Highlights this season include her English National Opera debut as Pitti-sing in Jonathan Miller's legendary staging of THE MIKADO and her debut in the title role of CARMEN at the Royal Albert Hall with Raymond Gubbay.

Rachael Lloyd has sung with Glyndebourne Festival Opera since her debut with Glyndebourne on Tour singing the role of Shelley TANGIER TATTOO in 2005. Rachael understudied the roles of Orlofsky in Strauss II DIE FLEDERMAUS (Glyndebourne Festival 2006) and more recently, the role of Ottavia in Monteverdi L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (Glyndebourne Festival 2008).  In 2007, Rachael understudied both the role of Suzuki in Raymond Gubbay's production of Puccini MADAMA BUTTERFLY and the role of Sara in Buxton Festival Opera's production of Donizetti ROBERTO DEVEREUX. During the same season at Buxton, Rachael performed the role of Blanche in Offenbach BLUEBEARD. Rachael understudied the role of Martina Laborde in Glyndebourne Festival's Summer 2008 production of LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS by Peter Eotvos.

Rachael sang the Mezzo-soprano solos in the premiere of Karl Jenkins The Armed Man-A Mass for Peace in the Royal Albert Hall in 2000 and made her BBC Proms debut in 2002 singing the role of the Queen in Mendelssohn Elijah conducted by Kurt Masur. As a recitalist, Rachael was recently invited to give a recital at the Lille Opera House, France, where she performed Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben and Elgar Sea Pictures. Rachael is featured on a recording of works by Claudio Monteverdi, Giulio Caccini and John Dowland with La Nuova Musica.

IN the 2010/11 season Rachael made her German debut in the title role of DIDO AND AENEAS for TPT Theater Thüringen in Gera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Kate Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY. After a successful debut with the Ulster Orchestra in Rossini Stabat Mater last season, Rachael was invited back for their 2012 Viennese Concerts.   Current engagaments include Aristea L'OLIMPIADE for Buxton Festival/La Serenissima and Maman/La Tasse Chinoise/La Libellule (cover) L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

 

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