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Ed Lyon

Tenor

Biography

Ed Lyon in action.
Ed Lyon in Les Troyens, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

British tenor Ed Lyon made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and has since sung Pane (La Calisto), Hylas (Les Troyens), Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Amidas/Wind (L'Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe) for the Company, and Gernando (Haydn’s L’isola disabitata) with members of The Royal Opera at the Hobart Baroque Festival. In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Sailor Tristan und Isolde and Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer for The Royal Opera.

Lyon studied history of art at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar, and went on to train at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. He has appeared for all the major British companies, and for such international companies as the Opéra-Comique, Teatro Real, Madrid, Theater an der Wien and Netherlands Opera. His wide repertory includes such roles as Hippolyte (Hippolyte et Aricie), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Freddy Eynsford-Hill (My Fair Lady).

Lyon has sung at in concert major venues worldwide, including the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Alice Tully Hall, New York, in repertory ranging from Bach’s B Minor Mass to Maxwell Davies’s Solstice of Light. His recordings include a CD of Alexander’s Feast (Ludus Baroque) and a DVD of Les Troyens (Royal Opera).

News and features

Gallery: The Royal Opera rehearsing L’isola disabitata

Gallery: The Royal Opera rehearsing L’isola disabitata

5 April 2013

A glimpse into rehearsals for Rodula Gaitanou's production ahead of its staging at Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania.

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