Mezzo-Soprano Angharad Lyddon is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, having studied with Janice Chapman, Audrey Hyland and Glenville Hargreaves on the college’s Advanced Diploma in Opera, B. Mus and M. A. degree courses. She continues to study with Janice Chapman.
While at the college, her roles for Royal Academy Opera have included Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Filipyevna in Eugene Onegin, Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon and Polinesso in Ariodante. In opera scenes, she has performed the Title Role in Carmen, 1st Maid in Elektra, Nancy in Albert Herring, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Older Woman in Flight and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro.
Angharad made her professional début for English National Opera in 2015 as Kate in Pirates of Penzance and performed the role again in their 2017 revival. She has also understudied Perdita in The Winter’s Tale and Schoolboy, Dresser and Waiter in Lulu for ENO.
She created the role of Panthea in Luke Styles’ opera Wakening Shadow whilst a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne in 2013 and has performed Olga in Eugene Onegin for Opra Cymru, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro for Clonter Opera, Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park for The Grange Festival and Suzuki in Madam Butterfly for Salon Opera, London. Other roles covered include Polinesso in Ariodante and Alto in Trauernacht, a staging of Bach Cantatas, for Festival d'Aix en Provence.
Angharad is a Samling Artist and her concert highlights include Bach Cantatas with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kristiansand, Norway and concerts at Wigmore Hall.
Her awards include Semi Finalist at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, 2nd prize at the International Voice of the Future, Llangollen International Eisteddfod, 3rd prize at Das Lied International Song Competition 2015 and Finalist and Maureen Leharne Competition, Wigmore Hall.
Future engagements see Angharad understudy Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for ENO in Spring 2018 and perform Stravinsky’s Faun and Shepherdess with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.