24 February 2016

Samling Artist Profile: Angharad Lyddon

Today we’re profiling mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon.

Angharad is from Wrexham in North Wales and had her first singing lesson at the age of six. She recently graduated from Royal Academy Opera having previously been awarded first class BMus (Hons) and MA degrees as well as a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music.

Angharad was a Jerwood Young Artist during the Glyndebourne Festival in 2013 where she created the role of Panthea in Luke Styles’ opera Wakening Shadow. She was also a semi-finalist in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition 2015.

Hear Angharad sing Elgar’s song ‘Sabbath Morning at Sea’ here – or read Bachtrack reviewer David Karlin’s praise for her performance as Zita in Gianni Schicchi  here.

Angharad will be joined by seven other Samling Artists in a public Masterclass and Concert on Saturday 27 February at Sage Two, Sage Gateshead, led by internationally-renowned mezzo Ann Murray DBE, the great German baritone Olaf Bär and Royal Opera House pianist Caroline Dowdle. Visit the Sage Gateshead website or call 0191 443 4661 to book tickets.