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Rachael Lloyd



Rachael Lloyd in action.
Rachael Lloyd as Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

British mezzo-soprano Rachael Lloyd made her Royal Opera debut in 2011 as Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and has since returned to sing Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) and in 4.48 Psychosis at Lyric Hammersmith. In the 2018/19 Season she sings Selene (Berenice).

Lloyd performs throughout the UK and Europe in opera and concert. Operatic engagements include Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall, Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for English National Opera, Aristaea (L’Olimpiade) and Blanche (Barbe-bleue) for Buxton Festival, Mrs Anderssen (A Little Night Music) for Théâtre du Châtelet, Maddalena (Rigoletto) for Iford Arts, Amastre (Serse) for English Touring Opera and Early Opera Company, Dido (Dido and Aeneas) for Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen and Spitalfields Festival, Meg Page (Falstaff) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) for Glyndebourne Festival. Her cover engagements include Sister (The House Taken Over) for Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Lloyd’s concert engagements include Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Ulster Orchestra), Messiah (Kristiansund), Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (London Philharmonic Orchestra), a Shakespeare concert at the Royal Festival Hall, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and Elgar’s Sea Pictures (recital at the Lille Opera House, France), The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace (Royal Albert Hall) and Elijah at the BBC Proms.