British born mezzo soprano, Elizabeth Lynch is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School’s award winning Opera Course. Here she holds the prestigious Silk Street Award for opera and a fellowship of the School. Elizabeth is a Concordia Artist, an Alverez Young Artist at Garsington Opera and an allumus of The Purcell School of Music. She is currently finishing her studies with Susan Waters at the Guildhall School in receipt of their much regarded Artist’s Diploma. Elizabeth is most gratefully supported by Serena Fenwick, The Worshipful Company of Saddlers and the Guildhall School Trust.
Most at home on the operatic stage, her operatic highlights have included:
Larina (understudy and school’s performance) Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky and Cretan Woman Idomeneo Mozart (both Garsington Opera). Bianca The Rape of Lucretia Britten, Title Role Phaedra Henze, Edmondo Francesca di Foix Donizetti, Title role (understudy) The Adventures of Pinocchio Dove (all Guildhall School). Mezzo Actor (understudy) A Night at the Chinese Opera Weir (British Youth Opera). Sandman & Hansel (understudy) Hansel and Gretel Humperdink (Clonter Opera).
Scenes and excerpts of roles include;
Dorabella Cosi Fan Tutte, Sesto La Clemenza di Tito, Idamante Idomeneo, Title role L’enfant et les Sortileges, Ninetta The Little Green Swallow, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, Hermia A Midsummer nights Dream, Diana La Calisto, Meg Falstaff (all Guildhall School Scenes).
A keen concert artist, Elizabeth made her Barbican Hall debut last year performing the mezzo solo in Elgar’s Music Makers with the GSO. She regularly performs in concerts, oratorios and recitals around England and internationally.
Concert highlights have included:
Mezzo solo Verdi’s Requiem (LSO St Luke’s, Discovery day) A solo recital at the Wigmore Hall (Purcell Recital Prize winner), Frauenliebe und Leben with Graham Johnson (Guildhall School), and The World Premier of Lorin Mazel’s The Empty Pot (LSO).
Elizabeth recently released her album-recording debut with the concert series and record label Song in the City. The Album Voices of London; Songs of the Big Smoke features a brand new song cycle and has gained critical acclaim. No stranger to commercial recording, Elizabeth was also the alto soloist in Pärt’s Stabat Mater (BBC Radio 3, total immersions), the voice of the Young Vixen in the BBC animation of The Cunning Little Vixen and made an appearance on the Satirical channel four comedy, The Rory Bremner Show.
Elizabeth is excited to be returning to Garsington Opera for their 2017 summer festival. Here she will be understudying the role of Cherubino and Bridesmaid in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and will be performing in Handel’s Semele.