Bywgraffiad Artist

Galeri Delweddau

Where corals lie (Sea Pictures) Elgar

Wie du warst (Der Rosenkavalier) Strauss

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (Le nozze di Figaro) Mozart

Angharad Lyddon

Mezzo-Soprano

Argraffu

Rheolwr Artist: Rhian Williams rhian.williams@harlequin-agency.co.uk


Mae’r mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon yn berfformwraig gyffrous sy'n meddu ar ansawdd lleisiol melfedaidd a chyfoethog. Mae’n raddedig o’r Royal Academy of Music, yn gyn-Artist Ifanc Jerwood ac yn Artist Samling. 
Yn dilyn ei llwyddiant yng nghystadleuaeth Llwyfan Cantorion Cymreig 2018, dewiswyd Angharad i gynrychioli Cymru yng Nghystadleuaeth BBC Canwr y Byd Caerdydd 2019 a chyrhaeddodd y Rownd Derfynol yng Nghystadleuaeth y Wobr Datganiad.

Graddiodd y Mezzo-Soprano Angharad Lyddon o’r Royal Academy of Music yn Llundain lle bu’n astudio gyda Janice Chapman, Audrey Hyland a Glenville Hargreaves ar y Diploma Uwch mewn Opera a chyrsiau gradd B. Mus ac M. A. yn y coleg.  Mae’n parhau i astudio gyda Janice Chapman.

Yn ystod ei hamser yn y Royal Academy of Music, perfformiodd Lucretia yn The Rape of Lucretia, Baba the Turk yn The Rake's Progress, Zita yn Gianni Schicchi, Filipyevna yn Eugene Onegin, Madame de la Haltière yn Cendrillon a Polinesso yn Ariodante. Mewn golygfeydd opera mae wedi perfformio y Prif Ran yn Carmen, 1st Maid yn Elektra, Nancy yn Albert Herring, Orfeo yn Orfeo ed Euridice, Older Woman yn Flight a Marcellina yn Le nozze di Figaro.

Gwnaeth Angharad ei début proffesiynol gyda English National Opera yn 2015 fel Kate yn Pirates of Penzance a pherformiodd y rhan drachefn mewn cynhyrchiad newydd yn 2017. Canodd ran Daughter of Akhnaten yn eu hadfywiad o gynhyrchiad Phelim McDermott o Akhnaten yn 2019. Mae hefyd wedi dirprwyo Hermia yn A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Perdita yn The Winter’s Tale a Schoolboy, Dresser a Waiter yn Lulu i’r cwmni.

Mae ei rolau operatig eraill yn cynnwys Olga yn Eugene Onegin yng Ngŵyl Ryngwladol Buxton a Flosshilde yn Das Rheingold yng Ngŵyl Grimebron yn 2019, Hansel ym Mhrosiect Addysg Iford Arts 2018, Gingerbread, Suzuki yn Madama Butterfly i Salon Opera, Llundain, Julia Bertram yn Mansfield Park gyda The Grange Festival, Cherubino yn The Marriage of Figaro i Clonter Opera a Dritte Dame yn Die Zauberflöte at the Åbo Svenska Theater yn y Ffindir. Roedd hi’n Jerwood Young Artist gyda Glyndebourne yn 2013 ac yn 2016, canodd ran Woodpecker yn Cunning Little Vixen a dirprwyo Hermia iddynt. Mae hi hefyd wedi dirprwyo rhannau Polinesso yn Ariodante ac Alto yn Trauernacht - perfformiad llwyfan yn seiliedig ar gantata cysegredig J. S. Bach – i’r Festival d'Aix en Provence.

Mae Angharad yn Artist Samling ac mae ei huchafbwyntiau cyngerdd yn cynnwys perfformiadau yn y Wigmore Hall, The Faun and the Shepherdess a Requiem Canticles Stravinsky gyda’r London Philharmonic Orchestra dan arweiniad Vladimir Jurowski yn y Royal Festival Hall, Cantatas Bach gyda Sir John Eliot Gardiner a Meseia Handel yn y Royal Albert Hall.  Mae ei hymrwymiadau cyngerdd diweddar yn cynnwys datganiadau yn Neuadd Dewi Sant, Caerdydd a Gŵyl Gerdd y Bontfaen, rhannau Marta a Pantalis mewn perfformiad cyngerdd o Mefistofele gan Boito i’r Chelsea Opera Group yn y Southbank Centre, taith o Elijah Mendelssohn yng Nghaerdydd, Tŷ Ddewi a Berlin, Mahler 2 gyda Cherddorfa Symffoni Horsham, cyngerdd i ddathlu 250 mlwyddiant geni Beethoven gyda Cherddorfa Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru a Cherddorfa a Chorws Cenedlaethol Cymreig y BBC ynghyd a chyngerdd Gŵyl Ddewi BBC NOW.

Cyrhaeddodd Angharad Rownd Derfynol y Wobr Datganiad yng nghystadleuaeth BBC Canwr y Byd Caerdydd 2019 lle roedd hi’n cynrychioli Cymru. Fel rhan o’i gwobr, bydd hi’n perfformio datganiad yn y Wigmore Hall yn yr Hydref gyda Llŷr Williams ar y piano.

Mae ei llwyddiannau eraill mewn cystadleuthau yn cynnwys canu yn rownd gyn-derfynol Cystadleuaeth Ganu Ryngwladol Wigmore Hall, yr ail wobr yng Nghystadleuaeth Llais Ryngwladol y Dyfodol yn Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen, y drydedd wobr yn y Das Lied International Song Competition 2015 a lle yn rownd derfynol cystadleuaeth Maureen Leharne, Wigmore Hall.

Mae ei hymrwymiadau i’r dyfodol yn cynnwys Olga yn Eugene Onegin i West Green House Opera a datganiad yn y Wigmore Hall gyda’r pianydd Llŷr Williams.


Rydym yn diweddaru'n bywgraffiadau yn gyson, felly cysylltwch â ni am y fersiwn ddiweddaraf, os gwelwch yn dda. 

Bach Mass in B minor BWV 232
Bach St John Passion BWV 245
Bach St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Bach Weinachts Oratorio BWV 248 (German & English)
Bach Cantatas 6,10,39,60,98,106,175,177
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Beethoven Mass in C Major Op. 86
Berkeley Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila
Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ
Duruflé Requiem Op. 9
Elgar Sea Pictures
Handel Messiah HWV 56
Handel Dixit Dominus HWV 232
Handel Israel in Egypt HWV 54
Handel Judas Maccabaeus
Haydn Coronation Anthems
Haydn Missa in Tempori Belli
Haydn Nelson Mass
Haydn Harmonia Mass
Janáček Diary of One Who Disappeared
Jenkins The Armed Man
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Mendelssohn Elijah Op. 70
Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626
Mozart Sparrow Mass in C Major K. 220
Mozart Solemn Vespers
Rossini Petit Messe Solenelle
Schubert Mass No. 2 in G Major D. 167
Stravinsky The Faun and the Shepherdess
Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
Vivaldi Gloria RV 589
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder WWV 91
Bach
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Bach
St John Passion BWV 245
Bach
St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Bach
Weinachts Oratorio BWV 248 (German & English)
Bach
Cantatas 6,10,39,60,98,106,175,177
Beethoven
Symphony No. 9
Beethoven
Mass in C Major Op. 86
Berkeley
Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila
Berlioz
L'Enfance du Christ
Duruflé
Requiem Op. 9
Elgar
Sea Pictures
Handel
Messiah HWV 56
Handel
Dixit Dominus HWV 232
Handel
Israel in Egypt HWV 54
Handel
Judas Maccabaeus
Haydn
Coronation Anthems
Haydn
Missa in Tempori Belli
Haydn
Nelson Mass
Haydn
Harmonia Mass
Janáček
Diary of One Who Disappeared
Jenkins
The Armed Man
Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
Mendelssohn
Elijah Op. 70
Mozart
Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626
Mozart
Sparrow Mass in C Major K. 220
Mozart
Solemn Vespers
Rossini
Petit Messe Solenelle
Schubert
Mass No. 2 in G Major D. 167
Stravinsky
The Faun and the Shepherdess
Stravinsky
Requiem Canticles
Vivaldi
Gloria RV 589
Wagner
Wesendonck Lieder WWV 91
Bach TrauernachtAlto (cover)
Berg LuluSchool Boy / Dresser/ Waiter (cover)
Bizet CarmenCarmen (extracts)
Britten The Rape of LucretiaLucretia
Britten A Midsummer Night’s DreamHermia
Britten Albert Herring Nancy (extracts)
Dove Mansfield ParkJulia Bertram
Dove FlightOlder Woman (scenes)
Gilbert & Sullivan The Pirates of PenzanceKate
Gluck Orfeo ed EuridiceOrfeo (scenes)
Handel AriodantePolinesso
Humperdink Hansel and GretelHansel
Janáček The Cunning Little VixenWoodpecker
Luke Styles Wakening ShadowPanthea
Massenet CendrillonMadame de la Haltière
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Dritte Dame (German, English)
Mozart The Marriage of FigaroCherubino; 2nd Bridesmaid
Mozart Così fan tutteDorabella (extracts)
Phelim McDermott AkhnatenDaughter of Akhnaten
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Zita
Puccini Suor Angelica la Badessa
Puccini Madam ButterflySuzuki
Purcell Dido & Aeneas Sorceress; Dido (extracts)
Ryan Wigglesworth The Winter's TalePerdita (cover)
Strauss Ariadne auf NaxosDryade
Strauss Elektra1st Maid (scenes)
Stravinsky The Rake’s ProgressBaba the Turk
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Olga; Filipyevna
Wagner/ Dove Das RheingoldFlosshilde
Bach
Trauernacht
Alto (cover)
Berg
Lulu
School Boy / Dresser/ Waiter (cover)
Bizet
Carmen
Carmen (extracts)
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Lucretia
Britten
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hermia
Britten
Albert Herring
Nancy (extracts)
Dove
Mansfield Park
Julia Bertram
Dove
Flight
Older Woman (scenes)
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance
Kate
Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice
Orfeo (scenes)
Handel
Ariodante
Polinesso
Humperdink
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel
Janáček
The Cunning Little Vixen
Woodpecker
Luke Styles
Wakening Shadow
Panthea
Massenet
Cendrillon
Madame de la Haltière
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Dritte Dame (German, English)
Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro
Cherubino; 2nd Bridesmaid
Mozart
Così fan tutte
Dorabella (extracts)
Phelim McDermott
Akhnaten
Daughter of Akhnaten
Puccini
Gianni Schicchi
Zita
Puccini
Suor Angelica
la Badessa
Puccini
Madam Butterfly
Suzuki
Purcell
Dido & Aeneas
Sorceress; Dido (extracts)
Ryan Wigglesworth
The Winter's Tale
Perdita (cover)
Strauss
Ariadne auf Naxos
Dryade
Strauss
Elektra
1st Maid (scenes)
Stravinsky
The Rake’s Progress
Baba the Turk
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Olga; Filipyevna
Wagner/ Dove
Das Rheingold
Flosshilde

Opera

Eugene Onegin

Olga in Eugene Onegin at Buxton International Festival 2019
Theatre Reviews North
The principals’ singing is high-quality in every case... Angharad Lyddon, as Olga, sang very well and acted the youthful, carefree soul I always imagined: you could see why Lensky fell for her.

Eugene Onegin

Olga in Eugene Onegin at Buxton International Festival 2019
classicalsource.com
As with all good Olgas, Angharad Lyddon leaves you wishing that the role has more to do – Lyddon has the measure of Olga’s initially benign mischief.

Eugene Onegin

Olga in Eugene Onegin at Buxton International Festival 2019
Backtrack
Angharad Lyddon played Olga with a carefree and ebullient joie de vivre that enchanted, and her melodious mezzo-soprano was crystal clear.

Mefistofele

Marta and Pantalis in Boito’s Mefistofele at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, March 2019
Planet Hugill
Angharad Lyddon spurred delightfully with Gazaryan's Mefistofele in Act Two, and blended in a lovely manner with Llewellyn in the Helen of Troy scene.

Mefistofele

Marta and Pantalis in Boito’s Mefistofele at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, March 2019
classicalsource.com
In the supporting roles the qualities of...Angharad Lyddon were positive. Lyddon certainly made the most of her duetting as Pantalis with Llewellyn’s Elena – a wonderful blend of two distinctive voices.

Mansfield Park

Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park with The Grange Festival, September 2017
Opera
Angharad Lyddon's svelte mezzo added fibre to silly Julia Bertram.

Mansfield Park

Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park with The Grange Festival, September 2017
Bachtrack
Angharad Lyddon sang with conviction

The Pirates of Penzance

Kate in The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, February 2017
WhatsOnStage
Angharad Lyddon shone as Kate

Gianni Schicchi

Zita in Gianni Schicchi at the Royal Academy of Music, London, November 2014
Bachtrack
Angharad Lyddon’s acting of Zita showed that she can do comedy well

Eugene Onegin

Olga in Eugene Onegin with Opra Cymru, September 2014
The Guardian
Angharad Lyddon’s Olga showed an impressively velvet mezzo

Concerts & Recitals

Stravinsky’s Faun and Shepherdess with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall, London, February 2018
Bachtrack
Much of the success of this performance lay in the choice of Angharad Lyddon as soloist, singing from memory and projecting with warmth and flexibility the erotic character and dramatic twists of a musical morality tale.
Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Three Spires Singers, conducted by Christopher Gray at Truro Cathedral, November 2017
Seen and Heard International
Mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon brought a real richness to the female mix, even at the bottom of the range, where projection was never once compromised.

Competitions

Welsh Singers Showcase at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, June 2018
The Free Library
Ms Lyddon was particularly impressive in her account of Elgar's Where Corals Lie, followed by a passionate interpretation of Richard Strauss' Wie du warst, wie du bist. We can be confident that she will do the country proud.

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