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Ed Lyon



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

In the 2013/14 Season British tenor Ed Lyon sings for The Royal Opera Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) on the Royal Opera House main stage and Amida (L'Ormindo) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and has also sung Pane (La Calisto) and Hylas (Les Troyens) for the Company, and Gernando (Haydn’s L’isola disabitata) with members of The Royal Opera at the Hobart Baroque Festival.

Lyon was a Choral Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he studied History of Art. He went on to study singing at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. He has appeared for all the major British companies, and for many opera companies and houses abroad, including the Opéra-Comique, Teatro Real, Madrid, Theater an der Wien and Netherlands Opera. His repertory spans 500 years, from Monteverdi to the 21st century, and his many roles have included Hippolyte (Hippolyte et Aricie), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Freddy Eynsford-Hill (My Fair Lady).

In concert, Lyon has sung at 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.