British Mezzo-soprano Rachael Lloyd continues to enjoy success in the UK and is also establishing herself as an artist in mainland Europe. Recent engagements include the title role CARMEN at the Royal Albert Hall for Raymond Gubbay, Pitti-Sing THE MIKADO at English National Opera, Sister THE HOUSE TAKEN OVER at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aristea L’OLIMPIADE for the Buxton Festival, Amastre SERSE for English Touring Opera, Maddalena RIGOLETTO for Iford Arts, her German debut in the title-role DIDO & AENEAS for TPT Theater Thüringen in Gera, Cornelia GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO for the Glyndebourne Festival, Meg Page FALSTAFF for Glyndebourne on Tour and Kate Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Royal Opera House.
Future engagements include Third Lady THE MAGIC FLUTE and Pitti-Sing THE MIKADO at English National Opera and Alisa in a new production of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Royal Opera House, directed by Katie Mitchell and conducted by Daniel Oren.
Rachael Lloyd has sung with Glyndebourne Festival Opera since her debut with Glyndebourne on Tour singing the role of Shelley TANGIER TATOO in 2005. Rachael understudied the roles of Orlofsky in Strauss DIE FLEDERMAUS (Glyndebourne Festival 2006) and more recently, the role of Ottavia 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.