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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

12th November, 2016, University of Reading in Mozart Mass in C minor

September 2016

Amy Lyddon            Mezzo-Soprano

A 'warmly expressive' (The Guardian) and 'exquisite' singer (BBC Radio 3), Amy Lyddon studied at the Royal College of Music with Rosa Mannion. A former chorister at Bath Abbey, Amy read Linguistics with French and Spanish at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she was a Choral Scholar, and graduated with first-class honours.

Previous concert engagements have included Bach's St Matthew Passion for the Academy of Ancient Music and also for Florilegium, Handel's Messiah for the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vivaldi's Gloria with the London Mozart Players, and Bach's Magnificat for Oxford Baroque at St John's Smith Square. Amy is alto soloist on the Gramophone Award-winning recording of Howells' Requiem by Trinity College Choir and features in the Gramophone Award-winning two per part recording of Mozart's Requiem with The Dunedin Consort. Recent song engagements have included a performance of Brahms' Liebeslieder-Walzer at the RCM in collaboration with the Wigmore Hall and Ravel's Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé with chamber orchestra.

Operatic roles to date include Nancy/Albert Herring at Opera Holland Park and on UK tour for Shadwell Opera, Nicklausse (cover)/ The Tales of Hoffmann for English Touring Opera, Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro for CUOS, Gertrud/Hänsel und Gretel and Mrs Herring/Albert Herring for the Royal College of Music International Opera School and Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier, Dorabella/Così fan tutte, Isolier/Le Comte Ory and Idamante/Idomeneo for RCM Opera Scenes.