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Ed Lyon (Tenor)

Born: England

The English tenor, Ed Lyon, studied History of Art at St John's, Cambridge; then studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.

Ed Lyon is one of Britain's leading young tenors. As well as principal roles at Royal Opewra House Covent Garden (ROH), English National Opera (ENO), Opera North, Glyndebourne and Welsh National Opera (WNO), his international career has included Madrid, Paris (Chatelet and Comique), De Nederlands Oper, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Lyon, Bordeaux, La Scala, Theater an der Wien, Lille and Opera National de Rhin.

His busy concert schedule has similarly taken him to some of the greatest concerts halls in the world including Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Halle des Beaux Arts Brussels, Salle Pleyel Paris, Alice Tully Hall New York, Palau de la Musica Valencia, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon.

Ed Lyon's repertoire spans 500 years - from Monteverdi, George Frideric Handel, Rameau and Lully, through Haydn and W.A. Mozart to Berlioz, Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten, and late 20th century composers. Highlights have included Monteverdi's Orfeo, Hyllus in G.F. Handel's Hercules, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Lully's Atys, Rameau's Pigmalion, Tom in I. Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and Freddy in My Fair Lady.

Future projects include Hylas in Les Troyens at The Royal Opera House, Colin in L'Ecume des Jours in Stuttgart, Hyppolite in Hyppolite et Aricie at Glyndebourne and Telemaco in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse for Opera National de Paris. Concerts include J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) with Harry Bicket and The English Concert in the Proms and G.F. Handel's Alexander's Feast in Utrecht.

Recent CD releases include G.F. Handelís Alexanderís Feast with Ludus Baroque and Grandiís Vespers with Bach-Collegium Stuttgart.

Source: Ed Lyon Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Harry Bicket


BWV 232 [Video]

Stephen Cleobury


V-4 (2016): BWV 245 [2nd recording]

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Ed Lyon - Tenor (Official Website)


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