British Mezzo-soprano Rachael Lloyd continues to enjoy success in the UK and is also establishing herself as an artist in mainland Europe. Recent engagements include Miss Jessel THE TURN OF THE SCREW and Pitti-Sing THE MIKADO with English National Opera, the title-role CARMEN at the Royal Albert Hall for Raymond Gubbay, Aristea L’OLIMPIADE for the Buxton Festival, Amastre SERSE for English Touring Opera, the title-role DIDO & AENEAS for TPT Theater Thüringen in Gera, Cornelia GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO for the Glyndebourne Festival and Meg Page FALSTAFF for Glyndebourne on Tour.
At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Ms. Lloyd has sung Selene BERENICE, Alisa in a new production of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR directed by Katie Mitchell and conducted by Daniel Oren and Woman 4:48 PSYCHOSIS. Other recent engagements include Dido DIDO & AENEAS and Aglaonice ORPHEE for English National Opera. Upcoming engagements include Kate Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Covent Garden and Mother PAY THE PIPER at Glyndebourne.
Appearances on the concert platform include Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and appears regularly with La Nuova Musica. As a recitalist, Rachael was invited to perform Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and Elgar’s Sea Pictures at the Lille Opera House. Rachael is featured on recordings of works by Claudio Monteverdi, Giulio Caccini and John Dowland with La Nuova Musica, Jenkins’ The Armed Man with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on Virgin and sings the title-role DIDO & AENEAS with the Armonico Consort on Signum Classics.