Heralded an 'exquisite' (BBC Radio 3) and 'warmly expressive' singer (The Guardian), young British mezzo-soprano Amy Lyddon is a dynamic performer of opera, oratorio and song
Amy enjoys an eclectic career singing everything from baroque to film music. As oratorio soloist, she has performed at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Snape Maltings and St John’s Smith Square with leading orchestras such as the Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, Florilegium and London Mozart Players. On the operatic stage, she has performed and covered roles for Grange Park Opera, The Grange Festival and English Touring Opera.
Recent and future solo highlights include Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort at Wigmore Hall, Haydn’s Paukenmesse at Snape Maltings, Blow & Purcell with Ensemble Hesperi at Temple Church, and Bach’s B Minor Mass at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.
Recent choral highlights include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Dunedin Consort at the Royal Albert Hall for BBC Proms, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, recording Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with the Gabrieli Consort, and soundtracks for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ and ‘Stranger Things’ (London Contemporary Orchestra) and for ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ (London Voices).
Amy studied at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Award Holder and H R Taylor Trust Scholar. A former chorister of Bath Abbey and pupil of the Junior Royal Academy of Music, she graduated with first-class honours in Linguistics with French and Spanish from Trinity College, Cambridge, where she was a Choral Scholar.