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Award winning british mezzo soprano, Elizabeth Lynch makes her house debut at English National Opera this season as Ankhesenpaaten, daughter of Akhnaten in the revival of their spectacular production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten. Following this, she is thrilled to be returning to the Glyndebourne Festival for the summer where a highlight will be understudying the role of Dorothée in Fiona Shaw’s festival debut of Cendrillon.
Most recent operatic highlights include performances of Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Cretan woman Idomeneo, Larina Eugene Onegin and Anna (understudy) in the world premiere of Panufnik’s Silver Birch, all with Garsington Opera. The role of “opera singer” in Glyndebourne’s brand new, La Traviata: Behind the Curtain and Spirit 4 (understudy) Cendrillon for Glyndebourne on Tour. Elizabeth was also lucky enough to create the much expanded role of Nireno Giulio Cesare whilst making her debut with Bury Court Opera.
Previous operatic highlights include performing the title role in Henze’s Phaedra, Edmondo Francesca di Foix and Pinocchio (understudy) The Adventures of Pinocchio, all Silk Street Theatre. Hansel and Sandman Hansel and Gretel with Clonter Opera and Mezzo Actor A Night at the Chinese Opera with British Youth Opera. Whilst studying at the Guildhall School, Elizabeth also performed scenes including, Dorabella Cosi fan tutte, Sesto La Clemenza di Tito, Title role L'enfant et les sortilèges, Ninetta The Little Green Swallow, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, Diana La Calisto and Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
"The star singer was mezzo Elizabeth Lynch: in the ensembles she blended effortlessly with the others, but her performance throughout gave great pleasure, not least in her communication with conductor and audience – a demonstration of how to do it."
- Julian Elloway
“…very fine performance from Elizabeth Lynch as the page who generates much of the onstage energy
…a comic gem in this inspired production!”
Elizabeth is a regular concert and recital artist, and she recently made her Barbican Hall solo debut performing Elgar’s Music Makers with the GSO. Other concert highlights include a recital at the Wigmore Hall as a Purcell Recital Prize winner, a series of concerts at Voix 360 La Bastide, Vals-les-Bains and whilst at The Guildhall School Elizabeth collaborated with Graham Johnson in performing Frauenliebe und Leben.
Elizabeth was part of the recent recording debut for the recital series Song in the City with the Album Voices of London; Songs of the Big Smoke. Elizabeth was the alto soloist in Pärt’s Stabat Mater for BBC Radio 3, 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 a past alumna of the awarding winning opera course at The Guildhall School where she was awarded the Silk Street Award for Opera, Chartered Surveyors audience award for singing and a fellowship of the School. She is also a former winner of the Courtney Kenny Award at the AESS, a Concordia Artist and an Alverez Young Artist at Garsington Opera. Elizabeth is a former student of the Purcell School of Music, where she studied as a percussionist.